Report: Newcastle line up Tottenham 23-year-old, price tag is £4m
By Joe Nelson
Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin is a £4million target for Newcastle, according to a report.
The Mail claim that Magpies manager Rafael Benitez is keen to sign the 23-year-old right back amid growing doubts over the future of Daryl Janmaat.
It is said that Newcastle are seeking out cover at right-back following an injury to summer signing Jesus Gamez.
The report also states that Janmaat is looking for a move away from Tyneside, with Napoli and West Ham interested in the services of the Dutchman.
Yedlin spent last season on loan at Sunderland, helping them to maintain their Premier League status, and is now believed to be surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane. He also has an offer from Aston Villa, while Hull and Derby are keen to sign him.
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The player has been advised by ex-U.S.A midfielder Stuart Holden to leave the north London outfit to help advance his career.
Yedlin played a key role for the Black Cats last season as they avoided relegation under the new England manager Sam Allardyce.
The right-back made 25 appearances for Sunderland across all competitions and made a strong impression with his defending and pace when attacking during his time at the club.
New Sunderland manager David Moyes told the Sunderland Echo at the start of August that they were still interested in the 23-year-old, even though Allardyce is no longer at the helm.
The full-back joined Spurs from Seattle Sounders in 2014 on a four-year contract but has only made one competitive appearance for the Londoners.
Spurs are well equipped in the full-back position with English pair Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier ahead of Yedlin in the battle for right-back.
In other Newcastle transfer news, the Magpies have made a move for this 24-goal striker.