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DeAndre Yedlin Seals Deal with Tottenham

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DeAndre YedlinU.S. International and MLS star DeAndre Yedlin smiled proudly when pictured holding a Tottenham Hotspur jersey for the first time after sealing a move to the English Premier League club from the MLS Seattle Sounders.

The official website of the Spurs posted that the club was delighted to announce an agreement has been reached with the Seattle Sounders to sign DeAndre Yedlin.

Yedlin signed a contract for four years to play at White Hart Lane, but the right back will remain with the MLS Sounders until next summer, prior to joining the Spur leading up to the 2015-16 campaign.

The new signee for Tottenham said he wanted to thank everyone from his family to his youth coaches.

Yedlin added he is excited about signing for the Spurs, but looking forward to helping his teammates at Seattle win a MLS championship this season.

Yedlin is one of the league’s top rated players. He has seen his career take a meteoric rise during the past 18 months since he signed a contract with his hometown Sounders.

He went from college level to MLS All-Star to a standout at the World Cup following only one complete season as a professional.

The youngster made his debut for the U.S. national team in February and was a surprise member of the final 23-man World Cup squad for Jurgen Klinsmann. His substitute outings at the right flank during the World Cup helped the U.S. reach the knockout stage where they lost to Belgium in the round of 16.

He earned praise for his play and he was quickly linked with Roma, Napoli, Inter Milan and Liverpool. However, Tottenham emerged this past week as the frontrunners in signing the youngster.

He now can stay at the MLS and hone his skills with valuable minutes on the first-team. He likely will compete with Kyle Walker next year for a spot on the first XI at Tottenham.

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