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Spurs reach agreement for Yedlin

ESPN staff
August 13, 2014
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Tottenham have confirmed they have reached an agreement to sign United States international DeAndre Yedlin from the Seattle Sounders.

Yedlin, 21, has signed a four-year deal but will remain with the Sounders on loan at least through the end of the Major League Soccer season, which concludes in December. Tottenham say he will join them ahead of the 2015-16 season.

DeAndre Yedlin looks on © Getty Images

Spurs will pay MLS an £8.4 million transfer fee, according to ESPN's Taylor Twellman, a sizable portion of which goes to the Sounders.

The right-back turned heads at the World Cup by coming on as a substitute in three games for the US. He helped shackle Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2-2 draw with Portugal and played nearly 90 minutes in their last-16 defeat to Belgium.

"I'm very excited to come to the Premier League and challenge myself against some of the best players in the world," Yedlin said.

"The facilities are the best in Europe, if not the world. It's a great team. I'm very excited.

"It's a great team with a new coach and a style that suits the way I play. That's a big reason I made the decision.

"I've talked to [US coach Jurgen Klinsmann] a lot about this move and he supports it, which was one of the big reasons behind the decision."

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