Newcastle Want American Striker On Loan In January

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.

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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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17 comments so far

  • Yohan Kebab

    Nov 21, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #1

    we have a great opportunity to mix it with the big boys now as long as we keep our work rate and dont get complacent,

    southampton have had a fairly okay run until now and will slide by the new year, they have a tough fixture set ahead, whereas we have just had ours.

    obviously every IF is a big one with us being kings of inconsistency, but if we can beat the teams in and around us we could go top 6 by new year

    rumours we are looking at cheick diabate from bordeaux, certainly fills the lukaku/benteke/shola striker physique that pardew is after, massive unit, good goalscorer

  • Graeme

    Nov 22, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #2

    Let the other 3 clubs have him.

    He isnt the answer to our probles, he’s too old to be a viable prospect in the first place.

    NUFC could do far, far better than Dempsey – the big question is, quite simply, Do They Have the Ambition, The Vision, to pull it off??

  • WhyteThunder

    Nov 22, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #3

    Clint hasn’t shined in the PL, but then again its not easy going from the skill in the PL to the MLS, ask Beckham. Not in the cards, nor should it be.

  • jimmysmith

    Nov 22, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #4

    Good player, who would definitely contribute a lot if fit and in form. I like the idea of a top core group of first team players, rounded out by a number of genuine quality younger players and one or two top loans, like Remy and Dempsey, if that’s the way were headed. Better than the rigid under 26, only at the right price policy we’ve seen up till now.

  • lesh

    Nov 22, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #5

    If this is true, it just beggars belief!

  • kt97toonarmy

    Nov 22, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #6

    Hmmm the word loan is becoming increasingly popular at newcastle. Its a joke that we r interested in a loan signings. Hows pardew meant to build a stable team with only loan signings. Answer. U cant. The sooner ashley leaves the better.

    Ive been reading up on this player in france who we have been linked with diabete. He seems a realistic target. But not prolific enough. But evan 1 every 3 games is better than cisse this season. 1 in his last 21 i believe

  • RonVanDam

    Nov 22, 2013 at 2:49 AM

    Comment #7

    I think Cisse and Ben Arfa will come good around Dec-Jan. Williamson and Cabaye should be good motivation for them – Players whose form dipped and still managed to turn it around and become starting 11.

  • RonVanDam

    Nov 22, 2013 at 2:59 AM

    Comment #8

    I think 4-2-3-1 would work for us (formation which pardew failed miserably last season) if Colo is partnered with Tioti as DM. Both will be able to break play and make the job for the back 4, As long as we dont sit too deep

    This will leave Cabaye, Sissoko, Gouff to control the midfield and Remy in attack

  • cyprus

    Nov 22, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    Comment #9

    Dempsey: Maybe 3 years ago…

    France: That naked weather girl was interesting 🙂 This will be good for players like Remy, Cabs, Sissoko, who will have to keep playing well to stay in. Regarding HBA, I just don’t know. But, I do hope AP gives him at least 45′ VS. Norwich. The unfortunate thing is we aren’t too good when we are expected to dominate.

    Santon: Mourinho, could you have been wrong in moving Santon back? I still think this player will have a dazzling career somewhere, hope here.

    New players? Too early to discuss. If you read me, AP, one wily winger and one sharp, fast, small CF from L. America, please.

  • Ginger

    Nov 22, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #10

    Realistically looking at the team, our best formation by far has been during the 4-4-2 with Shola upfront. So realistically we need:

    A young RB for competition with Debuchy/to eventually replace Debuchy.

    A big striker who is an upgrade on Shola. Somebody that can hold the ball up and use his strength to bully defenders.

    A winger to create competition, preferably someone that can play both RM/LM so both sides are under pressure.

    And finally if we can’t get Remy a pacy, skillful striker.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 22, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #11

    Plus a dominant physical centre back, an upgrade on Willo/Taylor. Hopefully a youngster can come through to fill Colo’s spot for next year.

    We need a striker to add to Remy, Shola and Cisse so whilst a Shola upgrade is required plus Remy/Remy style striker we also need one more striker to increase the competition when Shola’s contract expires in the summer. Unless Campbell/Arma get some games under their belts elsewhere and show enough improvement to warrant a position in the first team pool.

  • bills-son

    Nov 22, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #12

    Why do some of you take newspaper speculation on signings as a statement from the club?

    We need a striker, Dempsey is available on loan = an easy story for a lazy journo.

    99% of press speculation never actually happens. And Dempsey will be another one of them.

  • Harley

    Nov 22, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #13

    Ginger I agree with everything you point out. I’d add a big centre back to that too though.

    Hopefully we’ll sign remy up but if not then I’d take long. It’s a downgrade (but most people will be a downgrade on remy) but we know exactly hat were getting.

    For the bigger striker I like the sounds of this diabate but I do still think gomis will end up here.

    For the winger I’d love ince and centre back I’d love lescott.

    All of them very affordable and available.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 22, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #14

    I think only 1 person has made it sound like they are taking it as a statement from the club. Everyone else is just giving an opinion on the lad. Nowt wrong with people doing that. The blog would be very dull without people commenting on speculation or speculating themselves!

  • bills-son

    Nov 22, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #15


    There may be only one on this story up to now but many use transfer speculation as another way of criticising the club.

    Do you think we will only sign in Jan if we are outside of the top ten? I see Jail again last night was stating that almost as a fact.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 22, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #16

    I think we will sign players if the perceived vale is there. I speculated last night as to January potentially being our main buying window from now on due to the potential value in players coming to the end of their contracts.

    If that is the case and the summer window is now viewed by the club as a secondary window, then you could view it as being a success in getting Remy in.

    Obviously, I could be way off with that, but it will be interesting to see what we do in Jan.

  • Ericles

    Nov 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #17

    Same old story. The moguls morons who run NUFC want to run the club on the cheap as a middle of the table advertising hoarding. Loans are not the answer. The answer is in building a quality side than CAN challenge for the upper echelon of the Premier as well as challenge for cups and in Europe. This pussyfooting tactless management set up is not the answer either. All we get is cheap jack alternatives from a cheap jack owner and his cheap jack director and manager (if he can be called that).


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