DeAndre Yedlin's agent 'reaches out' to Newcastle United

DeAndre Yedlin has demanded “clarity” from Newcastle United over his future.

Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 9:32 am

The defender – who was available for transfer last summer – is out of contract at St James’s Park at the end of the season.

And Yedlin – who has recently had a run in the team – wants to know where he stands in this month’s transfer window.

"At this moment (I want) some clarity over whether Newcastle want me to stay or whether I can go," the 27-year-old told CBS Sports.

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"Whatever it is, it's something that needs to be talked about pretty quickly, because there's six months left on my contract. If I’m going to leave Newcastle, there's steps I need to take in terms of talking to other teams and things like that.

"There's been no clarity. My agent has reached out to people at Newcastle, and they've responded back saying 'yes, we'll call you', and there are no calls back. That has been quite frustrating.”

On his relationship with head coach Steve Bruce, Yedlin said: “With me, the manager is nothing but great. He had his opinion in the summer. I was looking at leaving in the summer, but, ultimately, ended up staying, and was obviously out of the team for quite some time.

"I did well, and am fortunate for the opportunity. It's just the fact that there has really been no clarity about what their thoughts going forward are. I understand there's a business side to it, but also it's a person's life you're dealing with.

DeAndre Yedlin.

"There's no issues with the manager at all. I'm fortunate he’s given me another opportunity to showcase myself."