A look at DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle career highlights as he edges closer to Galatasaray move
DeAndre Yedlin scoring for Newcastle against Manchester City. Photo credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

After four and a half seasons, it seems that DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle career will be coming to an end before the month is out.

The American international was part of Rafael Benitez's squad overhaul as he looked to prepare the Magpies for an immediate return to the Premier League.

Arriving from Tottenham Hotspur, Yedlin has played a crucial role in helping the side win promotion back to the top flight and maintaining the clubs place in the division.

Yedlin is a frustrating player at times, he has all the pace in the world and yet his inability to deliver the ball into the box has Toon fans tearing their hair out.

Like a few of the promotion winning side, it feels like the right time for both parties to move on and in truth if Newcastle have any sort of ambition, they will need to equip themselves with better players than Yedlin.

That being said, Yedlin will leave a popular figure on Tyneside. Despite his limitations as a player, he is a player that gave 100% every time he pulled on the black and white shirt and that is all supporters demand.

He is a player that has a number of highlights to show for his time at St. James' Park.

Part of the Championship winning side

There was huge pressure on the Newcastle side of 2016/17 to make an immediate return to the top flight.

Newcastle often rotated the right back position in the title winning campaign but Yedlin was used 27 times in the 46 game season.

Yedlin's pace was a vital asset to the promotion charge as it meant Yedlin could help out at both ends of the pitch.

Also, his pace meant that defensive nativities were less noticeable as the quality of attackers is not on the same level that the Premier League has to offer.

He assisted six times and got his name on the team sheet once, scoring in a 2-0 win at Derby County.

Mainstay in the Premier League side

The American defender played 63 times for Newcastle in the Premier League in the two seasons that followed promotion.

He may not have won many plaudits for his role in United's side that achieved its goal of surviving but he did have an important role to play.

Of late, Yedlin's game time has been much reduced and he has only made six league appearances so far this season with Javier Manquillo, Emil Krafth and Jacob Murphy all seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order.

The goals

Yedlin has three Newcastle goals to his name.

His first came not long after joining the club, scoring late on away at Derby County to make sure of all three points.

He may not have known a lot about the goal and is perhaps even fortunate that it has gone down as his goal but the goal showed what Yedlin can offer, great pace that allowed him to get the ball and double Newcastle's lead.

His first Premier League strike came at the Etihad Stadium, he finished off a nice Newcastle move by slotting the ball past Ederson to restore parity in Manchester.

His final goal for the Magpies came in last season's 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

This is the full back's most popular goal for Newcastle with Yedlin appearing from nowhere before launching himself towards the ball to head the ball into the net after a wayward shot by Allan Saint-Maximin.

Yedlin will leave Newcastle with good wishes from the vast majority of  fans and will always be seen as a player that gave his all for the club.

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