Teams from around the world are lining up for the services of Seattle Sounders’ superstar, Deandre Yedlin
In what is becoming a daily one ups-manship of sorts, there are a couple of new teams, reportedly in the mix for Seattle Sounders youngster Deandre Yedlin.
Among the plethora of new teams interested in the Seattle center back. Goal.com’s Ives Galarcep, is reporting several teams from France, Italy, and Spain all have varying interests in Yedlin.
In what is becoming a daily soap opera in the northwest, with new reports emerging every day.
Sky Sports posted an article on Tuesday naming AS Roma, Npolai, from Italy and Belgium side Anderlecht as having made firm offers to MLS for the services of Yedlin.
The report quotes a representative from the James Grant Group, the agency representing Deandre, as saying,
DeAndre is now back in America following the World Cup, and yes talks are ongoing over his future as there are a number of options for him – but as yet nothing is decided,”
With firm offers on the table, and limitless potential, the question for Yedlin is when, not if he goes. For the Sounders the windfall could be tremendous. With Deandre Yedlin having gone through the ranks within the Sounders farm system and then at the pro level, having a player with top-level interest gives instant credibility to the organization. It would be a shining light for Major League Soccer as well. Having a player which grew up in the US system, and become a top-tier talent, furthers the argument that MLS can be a premiere league within a decade.
With rumored interest in the neighbor hood of $5 million, the organization would reap 75 % of any transfer fee. $3.75 million.$650,000 could go towards allocation money, allowing the team to buy down player contracts in order to target higher caliber talent.
The Seattle Sounders could benefit to the tune of $3.75 million in cold hard cash with a Deandre Yedlin transfer.
Ultimately it is Yedlin’s decision. No one can make him leave, he has to sign his name to paper. However, the writing is on the wall, and all indications point towards a sooner rather than later departure as European teams begin to ramp up for the start of their regular season.