DeAndre Yedlin has reached an agreement in principal to join Turkish giants Galatasaray, Express Sport understands. The Super Lig outfit tabled an offer to the United States international at the beginning of the week and have now been given their word by the player, who has grown tired of waiting around for Newcastle to extend his stay on Tyneside.
Yedlin is in the final six months of his contract at Newcastle and has been free to negotiate with other clubs since the turn of the year.
He has made it clear on a number of occasions that his preference was to stay at St James’ Park but he is no longer prepared to continue the ongoing wait for a new deal.
The former Tottenham defender came close to joining Besiktas last September and the deal was all-but agreed before talks broke down over a fee.
Last week, Yedlin outlined his frustrations at the way Newcastle have handled his future, claiming the club have ignored calls from his agent.
“At this moment [I want] just some clarity over whether Newcastle want me to stay or whether I can go,” he told CBS Sports.
“Whatever it is it’s something that needs to be talked about pretty quickly because there’s six months left on my contract.
“If I am going to leave Newcastle there’s steps I need to take in terms of talking to other teams and things like that.
“There’s been no clarity. My agent has reached out to people at Newcastle and they’ve responded back saying ‘yes, we’ll call you’ and there are no calls back. That has been quite frustrating.”
“I don’t know about him being frozen out because he’s been playing of late. So I don’t where he got frozen out from.
“Look we’re like everybody else, we’re haemorrhaging money and I think we have to look at the whole situation of players and contracts.
“There’s a lot of time to enter negotiations and we will do it in due course.
“But the market at the moment, there’s no movement from anywhere because clubs are haemorrhaging so the market is very, very quiet.”
Yedlin has worked his way back into favour in recent months after fellow right-backs Javi Manquillo and Emil Krafth suffered from the effects of the coronavirus.
He then missed the 2-1 defeat to Leeds in midweek due to the expiry of his visa as Isaac Hayden slotted in at right-back.
The 27-year-old has since resolved the issue following a trip to Manchester and is now awaiting a green light to return to action.
Galatasaray are open to bringing him to the club this month for a small fee, however, his immediate future may hinge on whether Newcastle can bring in reinforcements by the end of the window.
The Magpies are currently exploring the loan market with Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury one of several potential options.
Newcastle would now have to move quickly if they’re to keep hold of Yedlin, who as it stands, will be heading to Istanbul.
— to www.express.co.uk