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By IVES GALARCEP
Clint Dempsey is a Seattle Sounder.
Tottenham made the official announcement on Saturday morning that they have completed the transfer of Dempsey to the Sounders. No official details have been released yet on the size of the transfer, but reports on Friday evening put the fee at $9 million.
Dempsey will be formally introduced before Seattle’s match against FC Dallas today at CenturyLink Field.
Sources have confirmed to SBI that Dempsey will wear No. 2 with the Sounders, with rookie standout DeAndre Yedlin switching to No. 17. Sources have also confirmed to SBI that the Sounders have traded no assets to acquire Dempsey.
Reports on Friday put Dempsey’s new contract at $8 million a year over four years, a deal that would break the MLS record for annual salary previously held by David Beckham. The reported $9 million transfer fee would also be a league record.
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