Newcastle United set to benefit as £5m ex-player earns World Cup call-up and could face England
Former Newcastle United right-back DeAndre Yedlin has been called-up to the United States of America squad for the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Yedlin – who made 125 appearances for Newcastle between 2016 and 2021 – has represented his country 75 times including at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The 29-year-old is the only member of the US team to have been called-up to both World Cup squads.
In 2021, Yedlin left Newcastle to join Galatasaray before returning to his home country with Inter Miami earlier this year.
Newcastle already have Bruno Guimaraes (Brazil), Garang Kuol (Australia), Fabian Schar (Switzerland) Nick Pope (England), Kieran Trippier (England) and Callum Wilson (England) representing the club in Qatar. They are also waiting on news to see whether Sven Botman has been included in the Netherlands squad for the upcoming tournament.
And the Magpies are set for a small payout after FIFA set aside £189million for clubs who have players representing their nations in Qatar. Each club is expected to receive around £9,000 per player for every day that the player is away with their national team.
However, clubs will only receive the full £9,000 per player if they were signed at least two years before the beginning of the tournament. If a player is signed inside that window, then the money will be shared proportionally with his previous employers.
And as Yedlin was contracted to Newcastle within two years of the start of the 2022 World Cup, the club should be entitled to a very small portion of the £9,000 per day fee, the majority of which will be shared between Galatasaray and Inter Miami.
United States World Cup squad
Goalkeepers: Ethan Horvath (Luton), Sean Johnson (New York City), Matt Turner (Arsenal)
Defenders: Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic), Sergino Dest (AC Milan), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Shaq Moore (Nashville), Tim Ream (Fulham), Antonee Robinson (Fulham), Joe Scally (Borussia Monchengladbach), DeAndre Yedlin (Miami), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville)
Midfielders: Brenden Aaronson (Leeds), Kellyn Acosta (Los Angeles), Tyler Adams (Leeds), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo), Weston McKennie (Juventus), Yunus Musah (Valencia), Cristian Roldan (Seattle)
Forwards: Jesus Ferreira (Dallas), Jordan Morris (Seattle), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Josh Sargent (Norwich), Tim Weah (Lille), Haji Wright (Antalyspor)