Dempsey set for Premiership return

Dempsey

Dempsey

 

American midfielder made big headlines during the summer when he moved back to the States to play in the MLS joining the Seattle Sounders from Tottenham for a reported $9.2 million.

Previous to joining Tottenham Dempsey spent five years at Craven Cottage, winning the clubs player of the year award in his final two seasons with the club, yet this was not enough for the ambitious American knowing that Fulham at least for now would not be a club challenging for titles or involved in European soccer pushed for a move to join a bigger club.

After a deal with Liverpool broke down the 30-year-old was in a taxi heading across London to sign at the last minute for Tottenham.

His desire to ditch Fulham upset his Loyal fans who thought he should have shown more respect to the club that helped make him a star in the Premiership.

‘Even when I said in my last conversation with him that I loved him, it was not good enough to keep him here,’ said Martin Jol after Dempsey’s $9 million deadline day move to Spurs.

‘From the first day he came back from vacation he didn’t want to play here. He wanted to move so of course you can force the issue and then come up with things.’

The move was not what Dempsey had though it would be finding himself more on Andres Villas-Boas bench rather than on the pitch, and once the Spurs boss signed Brazilian Paulinho Dempsey knew he had made the wrong move going to White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy knowing that he would have all the money from the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid available for new signings got in touch with the MLS and did a great piece of business that suited all parties involved.

Since arriving in Seattle Dempsey has yet to score a goal for the Sounders, but playing in the MLS does give him the opportunity to return to the Premiership on loan in the New Year just as Thierry Henry has done for Arsenal, and Landon Donovan for Everton.

As we all know this is a World Cup year, and the American will be keen to keep playing ahead of Brazil, and while Tottenham have first choice in signing him should he return to England, he is a player that they do not need who would get very little playing time, if any at all.

Dempsey has the perfect chance to redeem himself with the Fulham fans should he sign a short term loan deal with the Cottagers he would find himself being  a regular starter in Dutchman Martin Jols side playing behind Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov.

This would be a perfect solution that would suit both Fulham and Dempsey as he prepares to lead the U.S.A. nest summer in Brazil.

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