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DeAndre Yedlin completes transfer to Newcastle United

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Done deal

Tottenham Hotspur v Atletico De Madrid - 2016 International Champions Cup Australia Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images

United States right back DeAndre Yedlin has found his fourth club in his career after completing a permanent transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Newcastle United on Wednesday for a reported fee of around £5 million. He has signed a five-year deal according to the club.

Yedlin makes the move away from White Hart Lane after after two years due to being stuck at third on the right back depth chart behind Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier. He makes the sacrifice of dropping down to the English Championship in order to hopefully gain consistent playing time.

Newcastle United already have several right backs on their roster, but none who have claimed the spot. Incumbent startper, Daryl Janmaat, is reportedly on the move to Watford. Then you have 31-year-old Jesus Gamez, a summer signing from from Atletico Madrid, who would likely be his biggest competition for playing time.

It was obvious that a move was completely necessary if Yedlin was to find an appropriate amount of playing time this season. It’s unfortunate that a Premier League club was unwilling to bring him on, but it appears that a permanent transfer is what Yedlin preferred and only Championship clubs were offering that.