Tottenham Hotspur has signed DeAndre Yedlin from MLS club Seattle Sounders in a deal that’s reportedly worth $4 million.
The United States men’s national team and Seattle Sounders right winger, who can also play right back, completed his move to Tottenham Hotspur today. The US World Cup star has been the subject of many rumors surrounding both clubs. The completion of this deal will see Yedlin remain on loan to the Sounders until the end of 2014 before moving to Spurs in 2015.
Yedlin, brought through the ranks in Seattle’s academy, was made their first homegrown signing ever in 2013. Selected to the MLS All-Star team in both his first and second seasons, Yedlin had been tipped to be a long-term star for the Sounders until Spurs came calling.
The young defender/winger impressed during the World Cup with confident displays and many began speculating about his future not long into the tournament. It seems Tottenham were the first and most motivated suitors, but Lyon was also interested as well as AS Roma.
Yedlin, in an interview with Spurs TV, said:
“I’m excited to get into the #BPL and challenge myself against some of the best players in the world.
“I know with the new coach coming in that it’s a style that fits the way I play. It’s a big reason for my decision.
“Jürgen supported this move and it was a big part of my decision. He’s given me the confidence to perform at a high level.”
Meanwhile, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino complained this week that the club has too many players (watch video below), saying that he wishes to reduce the number of players under his command to just 25.