Dempsey transfer to Sounders is official

Dempsey transfer to Sounders is official

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Dempsey transfer to Sounders is official

Clint Dempsey

 

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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.

What do you think of the move? Cast your vote on what you think of Dempsey’s transfer here:

  • Absolutely love it. Great to have him back in MLS
  • Okay move, like that MLS is spending, but not overjoyed
  • Torn between loving and hating it
  • Don’t like it. Think he should have stayed in Europe, but I understand
  • Absolutely hate it. Terrible decision by Dempsey

 

What do you think of the move? Excited to have Dempsey back in MLS? Disappointed to see him leaving Europe?

Share your thoughts below.

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