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Dru Anthony Yearwood is a professional English football player. He was born on February 17th, 2000 in Harlow and he plays as a midfielder for New York Red Bulls. Yearwood was tipped as one of the most promising English youngsters but he is not on the track to become what many expected of him.
Yearwood started his career with Arsenal, where he spent four years until he was 11 years old. At that time, he moved to Southend to continue his development through the youth ranks and eventually made his debut for the senior team in 2017.
He spent two years with Southend in League One, the third-tier league competition in England. During that time, he made 53 appearances for the club but he failed to score any goals. Not really surprising for a central midfielder, although the complete lack of goals wasn’t a good sign.
Still, in 2019, Yearwood moved up to Championship when he signed for Brentford. He only spent one season at the club and made just 2 appearances in the league. At the end of the season, he was sold to New York Red Bulls, where he currently plays.
Playing in the Major League Soccer is usually reserved for season internationals at the twilight of their careers. However, Yearwood will look to make his impact overseas, probably sighting a return to England or some other European league in the near future. His career with New York started well and he has been a standard piece of the squad in his first year with the club.
The midfielder didn’t play for England national team on any level, including youth ranks. At this point, it seems unlikely that he ever will but it is still early in his career to write him off completely.
Dru Yearwood Transfers and Rumours
- 2011: Arsenal to Southend – Free Transfer
- 2019: Southend to Brentford – Undisclosed Fee
- 2020: Brentford to New York Red Bulls – £450,000
The career of Dru Yearwood wasn’t filled with many transfer rumours and gossip, although the midfielder did switch teams a couple of times. After starting his career with Arsenal, he moved to Southend in 2011.
After spending his formative years at Southend and making his first-team debut in League One, Yearwood moved to Brentford in 2019 for an undisclosed fee. Unfortunately, he failed to prove himself in Championship with Brentford and didn’t really get a lot of chances to do so.
With that in mind, it is not surprising that Yearwood decided to move again after just one year with Brentford, especially since there were a few clubs interested in his services. The most concrete were New York Red Bulls and the Englishman moved to the USA for a fee of around £450,000 that could rise a bit due to various add-ons.
It is hard to predict how Yearwood’s career will develop from this point but he started well in his new club. If he proves himself in MLS, he might be making transfer news and moving back to Europe sooner rather than later.