Interesting reaction from Sunderland fans to the news that DeAndre Yedlin is set to sign for Newcastle United.
The Tottenham right-back arrived at Newcastle Airport late on Tuesday afternoon and attended the Cheltenham match last night.
Taking his medical today and with official confirmation expected shortly, what do the mackems think of DeAndre Yedlin?
Spending last season on loan at Sunderland, their supporters have a wide variety of opinions.
One thing is for sure though, they aren’t impressed with this summer’s transfer window which has only a week to run and do generally accept that Yedlin is better than any of their current options, especially recent signing Donald Love!
Overall, they seem to accept that he has plenty fo pace and is better going forward than defending…
As you can imagine, plenty of bitter comments as well so never totally sure how honest they are being.
We searched out the reaction of the Sunderland fans with DeAndre Yedlin set to sign for Newcastle, via one of their top message boards Ready To Go:
‘If the maggots sign him and we are left with Love and Jones at the end of the window, I think Moyes might just as well just empty his desk on September 1st.’
‘I would be disappointed if he went there, he would improve our current team and wouldn’t cost the earth. No excuse for us not to be in for him, unless Moyes doesn’t fancy him.’
‘Moyes doesn’t seem to ‘fancy’ anyone who is any good.’
‘Yedlin is very very average mind. His pace makes people think he’s a lot better than what he is. Will do well in the championship but in this league?.. Meh.’
‘He’d have been much more useful than McNair in those first two games for the same outlay and we wouldn’t have had to endure Love starting games.’
‘If we’d signed someone better I’d agree, unfortunately the one we have signed is the stuff of nightmares.’
‘Don’t think there’s anything in it yet mate.’
‘Some people are clueless, Love is arguably the worst right-back we have ever had and they say Yedlin is average unbelievable Jeff.’
‘I liked Yedlin far more than his footballing ability warranted. Seemed a good egg, good attitude and popular with him team mates. I would have been happy to have him back due to the signs of improvement and his attitude.’
‘I’m not arsed about Yedlin in all honesty, his form improved at the end of the season but for most of the season he didn’t look good enough. Yedlin would improve us currently but I’m positive we will bring in a right back before the window shuts so we’ll have to see who that is.’
‘Yedlin is young, coachable and not the finished product. He has potential
Your lot will hound him out after his first couple mistakes.
If he signs with you, you deserve each other, because he should know better.’
‘Providing we can get someone better going forward in I’m not too fussed tbh. So often last season he’d get in a good position and his delivery would let him down.’
‘His foul throw last season gave the ball back to the Scum and then they scored!’
‘Yedlin has good pace, poor in the air and poor end product too. He’s no great loss.’
‘He did very well towards the end of the season and his desire to get forward brought relief to the defence and us playing in the oppos half. More than worth a purchase for £5m, and im annoyed hes on his way to the mags. The f***ers will no doubt sell him for £15m next year too… (when they get relegated again).’
‘I’m about as sad about Yedlin going there as I was when Simpson went.’
‘You can’t tell me he’s not better than what we’ve already bought. Bar Januzaj we’ve not signed any proven premier league quality. Yedlin played well for us last season. Not saying he’s the best thing since sliced bread but surely 5 million would have been better spent than on the two (Man) United lads?’
‘Surprised nobody else in the Premier League has picked him up. Very good signing for the mags’
‘I’m not Yedlin’s biggest fan but if I had £5m I’d rather spend it on him than McNair and Love. It makes more sense from both a football and business sense.’
‘He was pretty good in the second half of the season. I liked the fact that we had 2 full backs with loads of pace, yes they both have deficiencies in defence but it’s likely that any player we sign will.’
‘Think we’re all kidding ourselves to say we wouldn’t of had yedlin. Proved he was a capable performer last year.’
‘The Mags are doing what they can to ensure they get back to where we currently are.
They’re doing it by overpaying for less than average players and inflating the transfer market.’
‘Everyone saying he’s shite only doing so because he’s going to the mags
He was very decent the back end of last season and was coming on well. disappointing to see him go to them because we won’t pay the money.’
‘They (Newcastle) are selling all their “good” players and replacing them with plodders? Odd way to show ambition.
Don’t know how any Sunderland fan can even think of putting those useless tw*ts in a superior light to us.’
‘Not good enough for midfield so they converted him into a fast defender who can’t defend.’
‘Yet another player that Newcastle will have to instantly improve on when they come back up.’
‘Can’t blame the lad for going there we haven’t even tried to bring him back yet he’d improve our team. Joke this club like! Laughing stock of the premiership.’
‘After one of the worst transfer windows for us ever it’s topped off by an ex SAFC loanee capable of doing a job for us going to the mags. F***ing hell man.’
‘Didn’t want him at first because thought we should have been looking for someone better but he would walk in our team at the min.’