Newcastle United full-back DeAndre Yedlin is set to leave the club this summer, with the Daily Express reporting an agreement has been reached with Galatasaray.
The 27-year-old’s future has been up in the air these past few weeks.
He is into the final six months of his contract at St. James’ Park, and fans have been waiting to see if he is offered an extension.
The player has also been waiting, and recently expressed his frustration about the lack of clarity regarding his situation.
It now appears that Yedlin will be heading to pastures new, with the Express claiming there is an agreement in principle for the USA international to move to the Super Lig side.
It is explained that Yedlin grew tired of waiting for the Magpies’ board to act, and has accepted an offer to join the Turkish giants.
Yedlin has been unavailable for Newcastle’s past few games due to an expired visa.
One wonders if the star will go back into the starting XI once he receives the green light to play again, off the back of the reported agreement to join Galatasaray.
Yedlin had been enjoying a run in the side ahead of Emil Krafth and Javier Manquillo.
The least desirable outcome
Newcastle’s inaction in this situation might have cost them a small transfer fee.
The indications were that Yedlin was prepared to agree an extension at St. James.
Even if they didn’t want him long-term, the club could have offered him a one-year extension, protected their asset and commanded a transfer fee.
Now, they will be losing him for nothing if the Express are to be believed and who knows where his head will be at over the next few months.