Newcastle United sign former Sunderland full-back DeAndre Yedlin from Tottenham Hotspur

Newcastle United have completed the signing of United States international defender DeAndre Yedlin from Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee.

Wednesday, 24th August 2016, 3:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th August 2016, 5:09 pm
DeAndre Yedlin.

The 23-year-old full-back has put pen to paper on a five-year-contract at St. James' Park and becomes the ninth player to join the Magpies' first team squad this summer.Yedlin began his career at the University of Akron, in Ohio, before turning professional with Seattle Sounders in January 2013.

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He crossed the Atlantic to join Tottenham Hotspur 18 months later but spent the whole of last season on loan at Sunderland.A 39-cap international, Yedlin made his debut in February 2014 and had represented his country at the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Copa America.Yedline told the club website: "Newcastle is such a big and historic club, and I'm excited to have the honour 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 résumé and I know he will help improve me a lot."I can't wait to get started."Benitez added: "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."In DeAndre we have a player who knows English football well. He has good experience, an attacking mentality, ability and great pace."I think he can do really well for us and will give us good competition on the right."