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WATCH: DeAndre Yedlin’s interview with Spurs TV

Aug 13, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

Following his $4 million move from Seattle Sounders to Tottenham Hotspur, set to commence after finishing the 2014 season in Major League Soccer, DeAndre Yedlin sat down with Spurs TV to describe his feelings.

Yedlin noted his excitement to join the Premier League and play against the best players in the world, as well as his love for the style of Mauricio Pochettino, how it suits his game and his excitement to train at Tottenham’s world class facilities.

Meanwhile, Seattle general manager Adrian Hanauer spoke with MLSSoccer.com about a few specifics regarding the transaction:

“This transaction provides, first, a great opportunity for us to win a championship in 2014 with DeAndre remaining with the team,” Hanauer said. “Second, it provides us with allocation money that is paramount to maintaining a competitive squad going forward.”

“We’re in a sport where this happens,” added Hanauer. “Every club in the world sells players. It’s just a question of weighing the benefits and the drawbacks and we ultimately decided that this was a good decision for us.”

Hanauer also left open the possibility that Yedlin could stay in Seattle longer than this season, potentially through June 2015, and said that the deal is sealed despite any potential work permit issues that may arise.

  1. jdfsquared - Aug 13, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    I hope it grows on me, but he looks so weird in a Spurs kit. Almost don’t recognize him outside of rave green and red, white & blue. Hopefully there’ll be a lot of highlights to help reconfigure my head on that.

  2. jhmiddleton81 - Aug 13, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Man oh man they should have gotten double that!

    • a6000 - Aug 14, 2014 at 12:16 AM

      I can only assume you are joking right?
      A player who has no experience in anything other than a league that is on par with our 2nd division (EPL, championship, 1st , 2nd division) teams. Spurs have paid a princely sum for a burger-baby who has no proven quality, and can not even grow a beard

  3. a6000 - Aug 14, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Spurs should spend more time investing in our own home grown talent rather than buying up the over-hyped, average players from other nations.

    Last thing we needed was another burger-baby in our team along side our 40+ year old goal keeper who is well past his use by date.
    Danny Levy appears to be more concerned about trying to take money out of America rather than producing success on the pitch (which in turn provides amazing money)

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