DeAndre Yedlin offers update on his Newcastle future
Newcastle United full-back DeAndre Yedlin has provided an update on his future at Newcastle, expressing his surprise at the lack of progress on his contract situation at the club.
The USA international can leave the club on a free transfer in the summer, and plenty of fans will be wondering whether he will be extending his contract or not.
Yedlin has been in alright form for Newcastle, despite the club's horrific run of form, even losing to bottom of the league Sheffield United recently.
According to reports from SBI Soccer, Yedlin has received a serious offer from an unnamed MLS side.
However, apart from that, there have been no other offers, and the player has made his frustration about the lack of movement on his contract situation public.
Speaking with CBS Sports, he said "At this moment [I want] just some clarity over whether Newcastle want me to stay or whether I can go."
"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 am 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."
The Newcastle board are currently taking their time discussing Yedlin's contract, yet it is clear that it needs to be sorted out as soon as possible, with the 27-year-old being one of the most important players in the team when fully fit.
Yedlin has not featured as much as he would have hoped for this season, with under-fire manager Steve Bruce constantly shuffling the pack this season in the hope that his side can pick up some sort of form, yet they have failed to do so.
Newcastle are currently languishing right above the relegation spots in 15th place, with just 19 points from 18 games this season.