DeAndre Yedlin's transfer to Tottenham finalized
DeAndre Yedlin's transfer to Tottenham from the Seattle Sounders has been finalized, both clubs announced Wednesday.
Yedlin will remain with Seattle through this MLS season and join Tottenham ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.
Yedlin's contract is for four years and worth $4 million, according to ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman.
The 21-year-old right back emerged as a European target this summer with his strong performance for the United States men's national team at the World Cup in Brazil.
Yedlin has been named to the MLS All-Star team the last two years.
“I first want to thank everyone involved in my development. From my family to youth coaches to the Sounders, I am lucky to have such a strong support system,” said Yedlin. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to play with Spurs in the English Premier League, and I look forward to helping the Sounders win a championship this season.”
We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Seattle Sounders for the transfer of DeAndre Yedlin. pic.twitter.com/nfBTmI96Kv— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 13, 2014
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