DeAndre Yedlin due on Tyneside to complete switch to Newcastle

DeAndre Yedlin, left

DeAndre Yedlin, left

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DeAndre Yedlin's set to become Newcastle United's latest signing.

The £5million-rated Tottenham Hotspur defender is due on Tyneside in the next 24 hours.

Yedlin, a right-back when can also play in midfield, spent last season on loan at Sunderland.

And the Gazette reported earlier today that United were close to a deal for the USA international.

The 23-year-old, understood to favour a permanent move this summer, has also been linked with Aston Villa.

United signed right-back Jesus Gamez from Atletico Madrid this summer, but the 31-year-old is yet to play a competitive match for the club

Daryl Janmaat, Newcastle's first-choice in the position, wasn't involved in the weekend's 1-0 win over Bristol City.

However, United manager Rafa Benitez insisted yesterday only a "fantastic" offer would persuade the club to sell the Holland international.

Janmaat could return to the starting XI against Cheltenham Town in the EFL Cup tonight.