Multiple sources within Major League Soccer have informed NBC Sports' ProSoccerTalk that Tottenham Hotspur will receive a $9 million transfer fee for the U.S. captain's services - roughly 95 percent of the £6 million Spurs reportedly paid for Dempsey last summer. To complete the unexpected move, Seattle have guaranteed the 30-year-old attacker $32 million over the next four seasons, making him one of the most expensive players in league history.
They are also reporting that the Allocation Order spot was not necessary to sign the current United States Captain.
After falling short of MLS Cup in their first four seasons Sounders FC reinvented their roster through buyouts, loans and trades. Over the six month process they managed to spend nearly $15 Million on transfer fees in acquiring Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey.
Dempsey's resume includes 25 MLS Goals and 72 while competing in the EPL and other competitions while overseas. He is also second all-time on the US National Team with 35 goals.