By Wayne Veysey

5th Oct, 2020 | 11:32am

Exclusive: Southampton open talks to sign Newcastle United 27-yr-old

Southampton have opened talks to sign DeAndre Yedlin from Newcastle United on loan, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The 27-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at St. James’ Park in recent seasons with Javier Manquillo preferred at right-back by Magpies boss Steve Bruce .

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the north-east giants have given the green light for the American to leave on loan.

The Saints are working on a deadline-day deal for the wing-back with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl keen to strengthen his defensive options before the window shuts.

Yedlin is into the final 12 months of his contract on Tyneside having penned a five-year deal upon his £5.3million arrival from Tottenham in August 2016.

A loan move to the south coast would likely mean that he has played his final game in the black and white of Newcastle.

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He has just two appearances to his name this season, both of which came in the EFL Cup, having failed to make Newcastle’s matchday squad for three of four Premier League fixtures.

In total, the Seattle-born defender has made 117 appearances for the Magpies.

Southampton confirmed their third summer signing yesterday with the £13.5million arrival of France Under-21 international Ibrahima Diallo.

Football Insider revealed that the Premier League side are also in talks with Stoke City regarding a swap deal involving Jack Butland and Angus Gunn.

Yedlin looks set to join Yoshinori Muto, Florian Lejeune and Freddie Woodman in leaving St. James Park on loan this summer.

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