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Inter Miami signs USMNT & ex-Newcastle United defender DeAndre Yedlin on free transfer

11:08 PM SGT 2/2/22
DeAndre Yedlin USMNT
The full-back has completed a switch back to MLS after having his contract mutually terminated with Turkish side Galatasaray

Inter Miami has confirmed the signing of United States National Team defender DeAndre Yedlin.

The 28-year-old had his contract with Galatasaray terminated by mutual consent on January 27, with Inter Miami acquiring the full-back ahead of their MLS opener against Chicago on February 26.

Yedlin, who has 71 caps for the USMNT, returns to the States after seven years in Europe, where he featured for the likes of Tottenham, Sunderland, Newcastle United and Turkish giants Galatasaray.

What's the details?

Inter Miami has announced that Yedlin has signed a contract until 2025, with the option for a further year.

Miami has signed Yedlin on a free transfer, with Phil Neville's side having had the No.1 spot in the MLS Allocation Order ahead of the 2022 season starting.

The Allocation Order allows MLS sides to acquire a player on the Allocation List - which is comprised of USMNT players, select USMNT youth players, and/or former MLS players returning who have previously left the league for a transfer fee of over $500k.

Being No.1 in the Allocation Order - which they acquired from Charlotte FC after exchanging Venezuelan midfielder Christian Makoun on January 10 - Inter Miami had the first priority to sign a player - Yedlin - from the Allocation List.

What's been said?

Inter Miami sporting director Chris Henderson told the club's official website: "I'm thrilled that we're able to bring a player of the quality of DeAndre to Inter Miami.

"He is a very talented, exciting, and dynamic player on the pitch and an experienced winner who is also a positive character in the locker room that will help us improve our roster.

"He's a well-rounded right back who likes to get up and down the pitch and has proven himself in MLS, the Premier League, the Super Lig, and at the international level, and we look forward to seeing him help us succeed now at Inter Miami."

Yedlin's club career stats

Season

Team

Apps (all comps)

Goals

2013

Seattle Sounders

37

3

2014

Seattle Sounders

32

0

2014-15

Tottenham

1

0

2015-16

Sunderland (loan)

25

0

2016-17

Newcastle

32

1

2017-18

Newcastle

34

0

2018-19

Newcastle

29

1

2019-20

Newcastle

20

1

2020-21

Newcastle

10

0

2020-21

Galatasaray

12

1

2021-22

Galatasaray

10

0

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