As with the sale of Steven Caulker, there were no prolonged negotiations from Spurs’ point of view or endless rumour in the press when it came to Clint Dempsey’s departure. Stories began to emerge at the end of last week and by Saturday, the club confirmed that Clint was now a Seattle Sounders player.
Dempsey had split opinion between supporters since his arrival – his quiet periods during games was noted while there’s no denying that he did score some important goals for Spurs during the 2012-13 campaign. It also seems as if head coach Andre Villas-Boas isn’t completely convinced that the club have done the right thing.
“The team is sad to see Clint depart because of his character within the team,” AVB said.
“In the end we had to do some business to help finance some deals in the transfer market and I think the agreement was in everybody’s interest, but the player will be sadly missed.”
The player leaves us after 43 appearances in less than a year and a Spurs career that produced 12 goals. Most important were his three strikes against the two Manchester clubs but will Clint Dempsey be sorely missed when the team lines up at the start of 2013-14?