With a wealth of talent in the Tottenham midfield this season, is now the time for Clint Dempsey to get out? Sigi Schmid may be hoping so.
Clint Dempsey, 30, began his career in Major League Soccer in 2004. He was an 8th choice draft selection by New England Revolution in the MLS Super Draft. Dempsey went on to score 7 goals in 23 starts as an MLS rookie.
It wasn’t long before his talents were recognised and in 2007 Dempsey played the first of 184 games for Premier League side Fulham. It was 5 year spell that saw ‘Deuce’ net 50 Premier League goals.
Only last year did Dempsey make the move to Tottenham, but toward the end of the season had his nosed pushed out slightly. Given the wealth of attacking talent Tottenham now have in the midfield, maybe it would be a good time for a move away from White Hart Lane.
Despite the impending (and probable) move of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, it seems unlikely at this point that Dempsey is going to get ahead of the likes of Lewis Holtby, or new winger Chadli.
Dempsey is currently in his 10th season as a US International and will play his 100th game where the US hosts Mexican in 5 weeks’ time.
Dempsey has always made clear the possibility of a move back to the MLS one day, but even at the age of 30 he’s hardly past it, and at another club he would certainly have several more Premiership years left in him.
It makes the move to Seattle all the more surprising, but importantly for Sounders fans, all the more deadly.
UK’S Sky Sports news spoke to Seattle manager Sigi Schmid over the possibility of a move, and as always Sigi was rather tight lipped, but made it clear a player of Dempsey’s quality would always be welcome.
Although many Americans will be happy to see Deuce back in the States, it’s a move that’ll prompt a heavy amount of betting action for Seattle to lift the MLS Cup. The Cascadian side already possess perhaps the deadliest home attack in the league, and Dempsey would be joining Nigerian Obafemi Martins and US International Eddie Johnson.