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Vancouver Whitecaps officially sign ex-PSV, Tottenham defender Lee Young-pyo

Vancouver Whitecaps have confirmed the signing of South Korean veteran Lee Young-pyo.

The 34-year old former PSV Eindhoven, Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund and Al-Hill full-back will join the MLS club, pending his international transfer certificate, on an undisclosed deal.

"Lee is a quality individual and leader - both on and off the pitch - that has excelled at all levels of the game and we are thrilled he will be joining our club," said Whitecaps FC head coach Martin Rennie.

"He has played midfield, as well as full-back during his distinguished career and the addition of Lee as a right back to our side will help strengthen our defensive backline."

Lee, who retired from internationals with South Korea this year, sits third on the nations all-time appearances table with 127 caps was delighted to become a part of the fledgling MLS club.

"I am very thankful for my experiences as a professional soccer player in Asia and Europe and now I look forward to this new opportunity in Vancouver," said Lee.

"Soccer in North America is growing and Major League Soccer has become a highly-respected league in the world game. I am excited to begin this new chapter of my career with Whitecaps FC and to make Vancouver my new home."

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