English Premiership

Newcastle recruit Yedlin from Spurs

2016-08-24 19:13
DeAndre Yedlin (Supplied)
DeAndre Yedlin (Supplied)

Cape Town - Newcastle United have filled the gap left by Daryl Janmaat by signing defender DeAndre Yedlin on a five-year deal from Tottenham.

The Magpies had earlier in the day sold Dutch full-back Janmaat to Premier League side Watford, and have now brought in the United States international for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old from Seattle made just one appearance for Spurs, and spent last season on loan at Sunderland, for whom he made 23 Premier League appearances.

"Newcastle is such a big and historic club, and I'm excited to have the honour of playing for them," the player said. "Hopefully I can do great things here.

"I'm excited to learn under Rafa Benitez as well. He has an amazing résumé and I know he will help improve me a lot. I can't wait to get started."

Magpies manager Benitez was glad to secure the the services of the American, who he thinks "can do really well for us and will give us good competition on the right".

"We have known for a little while of Watford's interest in Daryl Janmaat, so it was important for us to bring in a replacement immediately," the Spanish tactician said.

"In DeAndre we have a player who knows English football well. He has good experience, an attacking mentality, ability, and great pace."

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