West Ham should consider making a move for Newcastle right-back DeAndre Yedlin, with Steve Bruce keen to sell the United States international, according to the Northern Echo.

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Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his defence at the London Stadium this summer.

The Scot should be looking to sign a new left-back, right-back and centre-back.

At right-back, Ryan Fredericks has been a real weak link over the past two years. The blistering pace that he possesses is his one redeeming feature.

But aside from that, the 27-year-old really isn’t Premier League quality.

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DeAndre Yedlin (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

And Newcastle ace DeAndre Yedlin would be a clear upgrade on the former Fulham right-back.

 

The 27-year-old American joined the Magpies from Tottenham in the summer of 2016 for around £5 million (Daily Mail). Steve Bruce is allegedly willing to let him leave St James’ Park, however. And West Ham must swoop in.

Stats

Yedlin has racked up three goals and 10 assists in 115 games for the Toon (Transfermarkt).

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DeAndre Yedlin (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

The 62-capped United States international played 16 Premier League matches for Newcastle last season and averaged 1.1 tackles, 0.6 interceptions and 1.1 clearances per game (Who Scored).

He possesses pace in abundance and is a tenacious, combative competitor. Yedlin would be a useful addition for us. And he probably wouldn’t be too expensive either.

With only three weeks remaining before the transfer window slams shut, West Ham must be act fast.

And the Newcastle right-back should be one of our first ports of call.

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