Tottenham sign USA star Yedlin

Tottenham have secured the signing of USA international defender DeAndre Yedlin from the Seattle Sounders.

Last Updated: 14/08/14 at 07:29 Post Comment

DeAndre Yedlin: A big step for the young American

DeAndre Yedlin: A big step for the young American

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The 21-year-old signed his four-year contract on Wednesday having passed a medical at the weekend - but will remain playing in the MLS season before joining the Premier League club for the 2015/16 season.

A Tottenham tweet read: "We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Seattle Sounders for the transfer of DeAndre Yedlin."

Yedlin impressed at the World Cup as USA reached the knockout stages and further caught the eye of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino in the 3-3 friendly draw with Seattle earlier this summer.

Yedlin told the club's website: "I’m very excited to come to the Premier League and challenge myself against some of the best players in the world. 

"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."

He has seven caps for the USA under former Spurs striker Jurgen Klinsmann and has played 42 times in MLS for Seattle.

He made three appearances for the USA at the World Cup, in group games against Portugal and Germany and in their last-16 defeat to Belgium.

In another tweet on the club's Twitter account, Yedlin added: "I’ve talked to Jurgen Klinsmann a lot about this move and he supports it, which was one of the big reasons behind the decision."

The MLS regular season finishes on October 20, when the Sounders face LA Galaxy, before a post-season play-off that concludes with the final in December.

Delighted we have proper competition for Walker. Wouldn't it make more sense for him to join in Jan when the current MLS season ends though?
- orikoru

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

L

ovren? £20m always seemed a touch on the expensive side, but I wasn't expecting him to be quite such a waste of money

stevenjameshyde
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

H

alf of our players have the physical presence of a 14 year old girl. I don't know why people are always shocked that they're injured.

TheWhiz
Wenger baffled by injuries

I

think the only thing that really matters here are the initial question, and the corresponding answer. Q: Was the offside call correct? A: Yes it was.

HarryBoulton
Winners? Chelsea Again And Again...

Footer 365

Premier League: Alan Pardew's job as Newcastle manager remains safe for now

Sky sources understand that Alan Pardew’s job as manager of Newcastle United remains safe for the time being.

Premier League: Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet not feeling the pressure

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has insisted that he is not feeling under pressure despite receiving criticism.

Premier League: Robin van Persie has confidence in Manchester United

Robin van Persie believes Manchester United are growing stronger every day and says a top-four finish is "realistic".

Mail Box

How Much In 'Pounds Raheem Sterling'?

A whole lot of you use footballers' names in everyday life. And you hate yourselves for it. As you should. We also have mails on Newcastle, Rooney and more...

It's A Bit Sexy, This Southampton Side...

Could Southampton be this year's Southampton? We have an eclectic mailbox that features Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal and lots more. Come on in...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property