DeAndre Yedlin's representatives deny overseas deal is in place
There are a lot of transfer rumors swirling regarding the future of in-demand USA and Seattle Sounders right back DeAndre Yedlin, but his representatives are saying that no deal for the 20-year-old to move overseas is in place as of yet.
Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Yedlin has signed with AS Roma -- but would remain with the Sounders on loan before joining Michael Bradley's former club -- while Belgian outlets have reported that Anderlecht was interested in signing Yedlin. His agency is pumping the brakes, though, while saying that multiple clubs are interested in his services.
“Contrary to reports that have surfaced, there is no truth to any of the rumors surrounding DeAndre Yedlin and his future. Yedlin’s agent, Chris Megaloudis, and Lyle Yorks, global managing director for James Grant Sports, continue to field inquiries from several clubs around the world about the defender’s availability,” a James Grant Sports spokesperson told SI's Grant Wahl.
Yedlin drew international acclaim for his showing off the bench in the World Cup, most notably in the round of 16 loss to Belgium, when he held his own against Eden Hazard while being a presence in the attack up the flank.
Seattle Sounders owner and general manager Adrian Hanauer had issued a statement of semi-denial to MLSSoccer.com, claiming that Yedlin was still a Sounder "for now" and that a potential move would be announced when there is tangible news to share.
"DeAndre has had a very good season in Seattle and obviously had a fantastic World Cup. This has drawn lots of interest for him from leagues around the world," Hanauer said. "For now, DeAndre is in Seattle and we need him to help us win our upcoming games against Portland. If something transpires with a foreign team, we will announce it."