Friday, July 18, 2014

This just Yedl-in...

I have been informed that the AS Roma chase for DeAndre Yedlin is now over. I will have some  details on the why and a fresh picture of the scene around him a little later. For now, I will simply pass on that Roma did manage to agree a fee with MLS/Seattle and then the move fell apart, and that Napoli are indeed involved (which also means they are planning or trying to move a non-EU player out).

As for the reports of Bayern Munich interest: While I cannot 100% raise an offside flag, from what I am told it seems quite unlikely.

Then again, you really never know what will go down next. Just ask Roma.



- Greg Seltzer

10 comments:

RobUsry said...

We that escalated or should I say deescalated (is that a word?) quickly.

dwc414141 said...

MLS has advanced to the stage, where it isn't necessary for guy to head to Europe to seek quality games, but for those who have the ability to move to top club there are still substantial benefits. Hopefully, Yeldin can land a strong club. I think its still important for the top young Americans to play against stronger competition than the MLS provides, at least for a few seasons. While I like MLS, I just believe his ceiling might become a bit higher if he can play in a "bigger" league and in competitions such as the Europa and Chanpions League tournaments. For Besler, who looks to be staying in MLS anyway, it probably isn't as important to move overseas since he is older and likely has less potential to develop.

Matt said...

Nice Anchorman reference, Rob

RobUsry said...

Greg, have you heard anything regarding this very credible rumor?

http://www.absolutelfc.com/usa-star-yedlin-set-for-liverpool-move/

USA and Seattle Sounders star DeAndre Yedlin may be set for a move to Liverpool, according to a Facebook user who ran into the full back on a shopping trip.

The tenuous link comes from an alleged quote, in which a gentlemen with the MLS youngster said “he might be playing for Liverpool soon.”

Zach said...

I keep hearing "Beslar and Zusi" in all transfer discussions. Who is after Zusi at this point? Seems like MLS is the right place or him (and probably Beslar too)

Tony M said...

Dammit, I hope it's false. I don't want to have to root for Liverpool!

Greg Seltzer said...

I have repeatedly been told by all that Liverpool is not in the frame and has not been involved.

WilkersonMclaser said...

god damnit Roma

Greg Seltzer said...

@ dwc414141:

A 27-year-old center back is hardly old and many continue to develop past that age.

dwc414141 said...

Greg,
I agree that 27 isn't technically old but the return on investment (how much more he would learn overseas vs in MLS) is likely to be quite a bit less than for a guy in his early 20's. And if he ends up at a club where he doesn't get on the field for one reason or another, or has trouble adjusting, gets homesick, whatever and a year or 2 is wasted, it is a much bigger deal than a younger player who has the same issue.
Also one would think an older player who has spent a long time with one club would be more settled and find it more difficult to move far away. You accumulate a lot of stuff and friends and connections over the years that are harder to leave behind.
And of course these are just generalizations, some people peak much earlier or later than average. Some people play well into their 30's while others lose their legs or begin to accumulate injuries in their late 20's.
I just hope he makes the right decision for his happiness and career.