Google+ PLANET FOOT 7: Premier League transfer wrap: Tottenham sell Dempsey.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Premier League transfer wrap: Tottenham sell Dempsey.

Tottenham didn't disclose the club Dempsey was joining, but British media are reporting that he will move to Seattle Sounders for around £6 million ($10.3 million).

Dempsey is the highest-scoring American to have played in the English Premier League, with 57 goals in his time at Fulham from 2007-2012 and then Tottenham last season. He moved to England after leaving New England Revolution in 2006.

"We have reached agreement with Major League Soccer for the transfer of Clint Dempsey," a statement from Spurs read. "The United States international returns to MLS after making 43 appearances and scoring 12 goals in our colours following his signing from Fulham last summer.
"We wish Clint every success for the future."

Dempsey wasn't a regular in Andre Villas-Boas's starting team but his move is still surprising given Tottenham could lose another forward, Gareth Bale, this off-season to Real Madrid.

Dempsey came to England as an attacking midfielder but has developed into a potent forward in recent seasons, starting up front for USA too.

He will be among the highest-profile players in the MLS should his transfer be completed.
Tottenham has signed striker Roberto Soldado from Valencia and winger Nacer Chadli from FC Twente in the Netherlands this off-season, providing more competition for Dempsey at White Hart Lane.

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