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Sources: Newcastle and Galatasaray agree in principle to Yedlin transfer

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DeAndre Yedlin’s time at Newcastle United was set to come to an end this summer, but an issue with his work permit in the UK helped expedite his departure from the English Premier League club, with one of his most persistent suitors preparing to finalize a transfer.

Newcastle and Galatasary have agreed in principle on a free transfer of Yedlin to the Turkish powerhouse, sources confirmed to SBI on Saturday.

Yedlin still needs to pass a medical in Turkey, but the American fullback has already agreed on a new 3.5 year contract with Galatasaray that is expected to be finalized before the close of the current transfer window.

Galatasaray had made two previous attempts to buy Yedlin, including during last summer’s transfer window, but Newcastle was persistent on its valuation for Yedlin. Newcastle’s stance was forced to change due to Yedlin’s work permit issue meaning he could no longer play in the Premier League this season.

That led Newcastle to unload the 28-year-old in order to avoid paying the remaining portion of his contract, leading to Galatasaray’s most recent bid being accepted.

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  1. “Newcastle’s stance was forced to change due to Yedlin’s work permit issue meaning he could no longer play in the Premier League this season.“

    I’m confused by this, what permit issue? He got playing time recently (to showcase for a move obviously).
    I was under impression Steve Bruce just didn’t rate him.

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  2. Is Tyler Boyd playing? I dont agree with Americans going to turkey for sports. My cousin played for a pro basketball team in Tukey and he hated it. They did Boyd and Lichaj wrong. I hope they do Yedlin right.

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  3. No matter how much or how little Newcastle valued Yedlin, this seems like a real blunder by Newcastle. They could have sold him, probably for a decent price, but had to let him go for free. Not the landing spot I would like to see him in, but a guaranteed 3.5 year contract must have been hard to turn down. He can retire comfortably.

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    • Such an inept, amateurish move by any measure. No way to treat a human who has by all accounts, been a good soldier…. no way to handle an asset of your club. Glad he is clear of that S-show- but wish it was elsewhere to be brutally honest.

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