Player arrives to complete £5m Tottenham transfer - report
By Harvey Byrne
DeAndre Yedlin has arrived in Newcastle to complete a £5million move to the Championship club, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the Tottenham right-back has flown to the north east and that the 23-year-old was in attendance for the Magpies’ EFL Cup win over Cheltenham on Tuesday night.
It is said that the USA international will now undergo a medical before a move from White Hart Lane to St James’ Park is finalised.
This report follows claims from the Mail saying that Championship rivals Aston Villa had submitted a £5million bid for Yedlin.
However, Sky Sports have claimed on their website that Newcastle have accepted a £7.5million bid from Watford for defender Daryl Janmaat and it would appear that Rafa Benitez is keen to replace the Holland international with Yedlin.
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The right-back is frozen out at White Hart Lane after being deemed surplus to requirements under Mauricio Pochettino.
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 Newcastle’s fierce rivals Sunderland on loan last season, as they avoided relegation under the new England manager Sam Allardyce.
The right-back made 25 appearances for the Black Cats 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 the right-back role.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs are weighing up a player-plus-cash deal for Newcastle attacking midfielder Moussa Sissoko.