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Report: Dempsey deal includes $9 Million transfer fee and 4 year, 32 million wages

Seattle will pay the largest transfer fee and highest wages in MLS history when they acquire United States Captain Clint Dempsey.

Shaun Botterill

Seattle Sounders FC reached deep in their pockets to make history with the largest transfer fee and largest contract in MLS history per ProSoccerTalk's reported contract value.

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.

Jeremiah independently confirmed the transfer fee.

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