Transfer Report: DeAndre Yedlin Moves to Newcastle; Bravo Set for Medical in Manchester; Sevilla to Sign Sirigu on Loan
U.S defender DeAndre Yedlin has joined Newcastle United on a permanent basis from Tottenham Hotspur, according to sources from both clubs.
The 23 year old defender was loaned out to Newcastle’s city rival Sunderland last season, making 25 appearances for
the Black Cats.
Newcastle paid £5 million ($6.6m) for the transfer of Yedlin, after allowing Netherlands international Daryl Janmaat to join Watford earlier today.
Yedlin told Newcastle’s official website that he is excited to join the club, and hopes to improve under coach Rafa Benitez.
“Newcastle is such a big and historic club, and I’m excited to have the honor of playing for them. Hopefully I can do great things here. I’m excited to learn under Rafa Benitez as well. He has an amazing resume and I know he will help improve me a lot. I can’t wait to get started.” says the Seattle native.
Tottenham Hotspur signed Yedlin in summer of 2014 after impressive showings in the World Cup. However, he failed to earn a starting spot and only played one game for the club. He was behind Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier in the pecking order.
Elsewhere, Claudio Bravo arrived in Manchester yesterday to finalize his move to Manchester City from FC Barcelona for £17 million.
The Chile international, who’s made 75 appearances for Barcelona, is set to go through medical after terms were agreed for the transfer. He will earn a three year contract worth £100,000 per week ($6.88 millions a year) and is expected to be the starting goalkeeper for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Guardiola, who became the coach of Manchester City this summer, told the club’s former starting keeper Joe Hart last Friday that he is allowed to leave the club. It is well known that Guardiola has been looking for a keeper that fits in his system and targeted the 33 year old Chile international to replace Hart.
In other news, La Liga giants Sevilla FC are set to bring in Italian keeper Salvatore Sirigu on a loan from PSG.
The 29 year old keeper joined PSG from Palermo in summer of 2011 and was a starting keeper for the club — until last season. Since then, he has fallen out of favor at the Paris-based club and is third in pecking order behind Kevin Trapp and Alphonse Areola.
PSG has agreed to pay 50 percent of Sirigu’s salary during his time in Sevilla, where he will battle for a first team spot with young Spanish keepers Sergio Rico and David Soria. Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli has been trying to bring a new keeper with Soria out for six weeks due to injury. In his absence, Rico’s errors saw the team give up 12 goals in their last four matches.
Sirigu, who has played 190 matches for PSG and 17 matches for Italy, was also approached by Premier League clubs Everton and Hull before making a move to Andalusian club.
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