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DeAndre Yedlin reaches deal to leave Galatasaray, with an MLS return likely


DeAndre Yedlin’s time in Turkey has come to an end, with the American right back officially parting ways with Galatasaray on Thursday.

Yedlin has become a free agent after mutually agreeing to leave Galatasaray, the club announced Wednesday. The U.S. men’s national right back is now on his way for upcoming World Cup Qualifiying duty and is reportedly linked with a move to Inter Miami as a new possible destination.

“We thank Yedlin for his contributions to our team and wish him success in the next part of his career,” a club statement read.

Yedlin, 28, moved to Galatasaray in January 2021 and went on to made 36 combined appearances for the Super Lig side. The Washington native scored one goal and registered one assist during his time in Turkey.

Yedlin has amassed more than 250 appearances in his club career, with 125 of those coming with English club Newcastle United. He has also featured for Sunderland in England following his move abroad from the Seattle Sounders to Tottenham.

Inter Miami has been busy this offseason as Chris Henderson continues to rebuild his roster after failing to make the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2021. The club has traded winger Lewis Morgan to the New York Red Bulls and loaned forward Rodolfo Pizarro to Monterrey, while also completing deals that Leandro Gonzalez Pirez and Nicolas Figal to Argentina.

Yedlin would bring needed experience to the Inter Miami backline, after totaling 71 caps to date with the USMNT.


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