The DeAndre Yedlin-transfer saga appears to be close to an end with ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman reporting that terms have been finalized for a fee of $4 million. The next we'll here should be official confirmation from the Seattle Sounders and/or Tottenham Hotspur.
DeAndre Yedlin transfer Tottenham is done and finalized at $4 million. He will remain with Seattle for 2014 at least. #Sounders— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) August 13, 2014
The dollar figure is a bit more in line with what had been reported earlier, but not drastically different than the rumored fee of about $3.5 million. Similarly, news that Yedlin will remain with the Sounders through 2014 was exactly as expected.
The good news, beyond Yedlin remaining with the Sounders as they attempt to win their first pieces MLS silverware, is that he should now be cleared to play in tonight's U.S. Open Cup semifinal against the Chicago Fire. The Sounders had apparently been waiting for the deal to be finalized before allowing Yedlin to see game action to keep from jeopardizing any deal.
Although this move is being made after the transfer window closed, it is apparently being allowed as it's technically not a loan. Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer has said it is being structured as more of a delayed transfer.