The Guardian is reporting that Newcastle United are the latest Premier League club to want to bring former Fulham striker 30 year-old Clint Dempsey on loan in January.
Clint Dempsey – while at Fulham
The 101 times capped American International striker was surprisingly released by Tottenham in the summer, and he signed on for MLS side Seattle Sounders for around £5.6M.
There are at least three other Premier League clubs who are interested in bringing Clint back to England in January, and they are his former club Fulham, Aston Villa and Everton.
Injuries have limited the 30 year-old to just 12 appearances this season, and only last week he was forced to withdraw from the US squad that played in Scotland, after he had picked up a calf strain.
Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer confirmed that a single loan spell was in Dempsey’s contract at Seattle:
“Clint has something in his contract that allows him to go out once during his contract, which obviously was intended for this offseason prior to the World Cup,”
“So his agent and he are kind of keeping me in the loop, and we’re sort of working on that.”
Newcastle will be wary of bringing Client on loan since he has had so many injuries this season, and of course when we took Stephen Ireland two years ago from Aston Villa, he made only a couple of sub appearances during his injury hit loan spell at Newcastle.
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