Lille striker Timothy Weah has taken to Instagram to send a message to Newcastle United defender Deandre Yedlin.
The American full-back took to social media to share an image of himself from a modelling shoot he has done with Godspeed/Good Sir and Adidas, alongside the caption: “West coast vibes across the pond”.
Replying to that post, Weah, who joined the Champions League side over the summer and plays with Yedlin for the USA, said: “‘BIG CRIP'”.
Newcastle fans will no doubt be hoping that Yedlin starts to play as well as he can strike a pose. The full-back has shown glimpses of what he can do in a black and white shirt, and his speed is genuinely frightening, but all too often he looks average at best. So far this term, he has made just 0.2 successful dribbles per game in the Premier League, as per Whoscored, and while his defensive work is okay enough, you would love to see somebody blessed with his natural turn of pace getting forward more often and with greater effect. The prospect of him and Miguel Almiron flying down the right wing in tandem is a mouthwatering one, but Yedlin rarely makes it a reality. Whether that is due to a lack of ability or because of tactical instruction is difficult to say, but surely he can contribute more than he does currently.