Tottenham sign USA right-back DeAndre Yedlin from Seattle Sounders on four-year contract

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DeAndre Yedlin holds off Eden Hazard at the World Cup. Photo: PA

United States right-back DeAndre Yedlin has joined Tottenham on a four-year-deal from Major League Soccer franchise Seattle Sounders.

Yedlin will remain with the Sounders before joining up with his new team-mates in time for the 2015-16 Premier League campaign.

A statement on Tottenham's website read: "We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Seattle Sounders for the transfer of United States international right-back DeAndre Yedlin.

"DeAndre has signed a four-year contract and will remain with Sounders before joining us ahead of the 2015-16 season."

Yedlin 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.

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Yedlin becomes Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino's fourth signing of the close season, after Ben Davies, Michel Vorm and Eric Dier all moved to White Hart Lane earlier in the summer.

The 21-year-old joins Tottenham with Seattle's best wishes - head coach Sigi Schmid described the move as an "exciting" one.

In a statement published on the Sounders' official website, he said: "We are very excited for DeAndre and the possibilities that exist for him in his future with Tottenham Hotspur. It's an exciting time in his life.

"We are also very pleased that we will be able retain DeAndre's services for the rest of the season in our quest for the MLS Cup."