What do latest reports mean for DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle future?

Yoann Barbet of Brentford (L) and Deandre Yedlin of Newcastle United in action

Newcastle United have recently been linked with a move for a new right-back. So what does this mean for summer signing, DeAndre Yedlin?

Newcastle United's DeAndre Yedlin in actionNewcastle United's DeAndre Yedlin in action

With their return to the Premier League looking likely, it's no surprise to see Newcastle United already being linked with potential moves for players.

In a recent report from the Daily Mirror, the Magpies, as well as Brighton and Hove Albion, have been linked with a summer move for Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson, who has most recently been on loan at West Ham United.

According to the report, Carl Jenkinson has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates, and will be allowed to leave the club in the summer. 

So what could this potential move mean for current Newcastle United right-back, DeAndre Yedlin? The former Tottenham Hotspur defender, who impressed during a loan spell at Sunderland, joined the Magpies in the summer.

And the American defender has had a pretty good season for his new club. Filled with pace and attacking threat, DeAndre Yedlin has been a great outlet for the Magpies this season.

However, his intention to get forward has at times been costly for Newcastle United, especially recently. The Magpies have paid the price for conceding goals on the break, and are still in danger of dropping out of the automatic promotion places. 

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez with DeAndre YedlinNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez with DeAndre Yedlin

So could the right-back become the first casualty of Newcastle United's potential promotion? A move to replace the defender seems harsh on the face of it. However, Newcastle United will know they need to be solid at the back next season, and DeAndre Yedlin's runs forward could be punished more often in the Premier League.

What do you think Newcastle United fans? Should the club move to replace Yedlin in the summer? Or has the American earned himself a shot at the top division? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Newcastle United's DeAndre Yedlin and Ipswich Town's David McGoldrick in actionNewcastle United's DeAndre Yedlin and Ipswich Town's David McGoldrick in action

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