Talks of Clint Dempsey moving back into the Premiership during the MLS off season are nothing new but if any club is to make a move for the American international, time is fast approaching in terms of making a decision. The 30 year old headed back to the States after just one season at White Hart Lane but issues for Spurs in front of goal have predictably regenerated talks of a temporary return.
According to some sources, if Clint is looking at a loan stint back in England then Tottenham have first refusal on a man they sold to Seattle Sounders in the summer.
“Clint’s contract allows him to go on loan for the off-season,” said Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer.
“All parties are working on a deal and we won’t be surprised if it happens.”
Along with Spurs, the media are citing another former club – Fulham – as a possible destination, along with Aston Villa, who took Robbie Keane previously, and Everton.
Dempsey finished his brief Tottenham career with 12 goals from 43 games and while he received a fair amount of criticism, his knack of contributing vital strikes in tight games – Man City, Stoke, Man United twice – was a welcome one.
So, in view of Tottenham’s current issues in front of goal, would you be tempted to take Clint Dempsey back?