There has never been this much international interest in the final destination of an American player: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Conflicting Reports Emerge Regarding Deandre Yedlin To AS Roma

There has never been this much interest in the final destination of an American player as there is in Deandre Yedlin

In in interesting turn of events, on Saturday Deandre Yedlin‘s agent tweeted out the American superstar had not signed with AS Roma as Italian news outlets had suggested.

Only a couple of hours earlier Gianluca Di Marzio had featured a story on the completion of a deal which would send Yedlin to Italy for $5 million. Earlier in the week news, of an impending deal became louder until Wednesday when it was reported on Sky Sports Italia the deal was complete.

While agents’ are always watching out for their clients best interest, where there is smoke there is normally fire. We saw a very similar routine in 2013, when Clint Dempsey became a Seattle Sounder.

After a potential deal was deemed “dead” a week ago by MLSSoccer.com’s Greg Seltzer due to Yedlin’s desire to leave “sooner rather than later”, Seltzer on Thursday posted an article on NoShortCorners saying

“I have just woken up to an ace birdie telling me that DeAndre Yedlin has had a change of heart about the AS Roma option”  ~Greg Seltzer~

Wherever he ultimately ends up or does not end up, there has never been more interest in where an American player. The last major player to leave was Jozy Altidore in 2008. Twitter was in its infancy and Facebook was growing into what it has become today. The possibility of being a team linked to Deandre Yedlin has immense social and possible financial benefits, if only for a day or two.

Deandre Yedlin and the Sounders  will have a chance to perform under the bright-lights of MNF (Monday Night Fútbol) as the Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy at 7:00 pm on ESPN 2.

(LikkitP from Sounder At Heart)

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