The United States right-back has signed a four-year contract with Tottenham and was immediately loaned back to Seattle, a deal the MLS club's manager believes is ideal
Yedlin signed a four-year contract with Tottenham on Wednesday but it was immediately announced that he will spend the remainder of the 2014/15 season in the United States.
Hanauer believes the deal suits all parties, as the Sounders aim for their maiden MLS title and Yedlin continues to develop before moving to the London club.
"This transaction provides, first, a great opportunity for us to win a championship in 2014 with DeAndre remaining with the team," Hanauer told the official website of the MLS.
"Second, it provides us with allocation money that is paramount to maintaining a competitive squad going forward."
Yedlin was reportedly sold for around £2 million, with Seattle set to pocket 75 per cent of the fee, according to MLS rules. Yedlin played 33 games for Seattle last season and has made 14 appearances so far in 2014 as the Sounders lead the American top tier's Western Conference.