‘There are no calls back’ – USMNT defender Yedlin hits out at Newcastle over lack of contract clarity

DeAndre Yedlin Newcastle 2020-21

DeAndre Yedlin has admitted he is frustrated with Newcastle over the lack of clarity the club has provided onhis contract situation.

The 27-year-old appeared likely to move on after playing sparingly early in the season, but he has now started five of the club’s last six Premier League matches to increase his odds of staying onTyneside.

However, Yedlin has revealed that the club have been mum on his future, despite outreach from his agent.

“At this moment I want just some clarity over whether Newcastle want me to stay or whether I can go,” Yedlin told CBS Sports.

“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 areno calls back. That has been quite frustrating.”

Yedlin, who has made 125 appearances for Newcastle since joining in the summer of 2016, addedthat he was considering leaving before the seasonand that his relationship with manager Steve Bruce is still strong.

“With me the manager is nothing but great,” the USMNT right-back said.”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 and had my opportunity to go.

“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.

Source : goal.com