The agent of USA international DeAndre Yedlin took to Twitter to refute claims that his client is set for a move to Liverpool, after reports surfaced that the club were preparing to offer the full-back a summer trial, with a view to a permanent deal later in the transfer window.
With the 20-year-old’s impressive World Cup displays fuelling speculation of his potential departure from the Seattle Sounders, Chris Megaloudis posted an indirect jab at such rumours to give the club’s fans some hope that their emerging star will be sticking around for the immediate future.
It's not journalism is you just make things up!— chrismegaloudis (@chrismegaloudis) July 5, 2014
One of the most highly-rated youngsters in MLS, Yedlin’s career has enjoyed a meteoric rise since joining the Sounders in January 2013 as the club’s first-ever Homegrown signing, starting 30 games and being named to the All-Star team during his rookie season.
Having only made his senior debut back in February against South Korea, the Washington-native was a surprise inclusion in Jurgen Klinsmann’s final 23-man squad for Brazil, given his lack of international experience, but his energetic substitute performances on the right flank were one of the clear bright spots of the side’s successful run to the last 16.
His outing in the spirited 2-1 extra-time defeat to Belgium earning particular praise, Liverpool are not alone in being linked to Yedlin’s signature, with Anderlecht, who boast another of Megaloudis’ clients, Honduras winger Andy Najar, also reportedly chasing the US wonderkid.
With a move to England posing work permits issues, as an American with just seven caps to his name, there is good reason to be sceptical about the proposed Anfield deal, despite a transfer to Europe now doubt being in the Seattle star’s future at some point.
However, with his MLS club currently in the middle of a season in which they are challenging for the Supporters’ Shield, now would not seem like the time to allow Yedlin, a vital part of their lineup, to depart for a mere trial.