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Former Sounders defender Yedlin leaves Newcastle to join Galatasaray

United States right back DeAndre Yedlin has left Newcastle to join Turkish club Galatasaray.
Credit: AP
Newcastle's DeAndre Yedlin warms up before the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Newcastle United at the Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield, England, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Molly Darlington/Pool via AP)

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — United States right back DeAndre Yedlin has left Newcastle to join Turkish club Galatasaray.

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce says he allowed Yedlin to go after the 27-year-old defender fell to third-choice right back at the English Premier League club. 

Newcastle has recently switched to playing a back four and Bruce says Yedlin had been marginalized because he is better as a wing back. 

Yedlin joined Newcastle from Tottenham in 2016. 

He previously played for Seattle Sounders.