Fulham confirm Dempsey departure
Clint Dempsey has joined Tottenham, Fulham have confirmed
Fulham have confirmed that forward Clint Dempsey has joined Tottenham
The American international - who made 224 appearances for Fulham, scoring 60 goals.- had been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, while it is reported that Aston Villa also enquired about the availability of the 29-year-old.
A statement on Fulham's official website read: "Fulham Football Club can confirm that, on Friday evening, Clint Dempsey joined Tottenham Hotspur. Clint was a very influential player for Fulham over a number of seasons and the Club thanks him for his contribution and wishes him well for the future."
Dempsey had been hankering after a move to Liverpool all summer, but he is now more than happy to have signed for Tottenham.
"To play under this head coach and play for this club is a dream come true. I want to make the most of it," Dempsey said on Tottenham's Twitter feed.
"There are a lot of great players here, I'm looking forward to training and playing with them."
Dempsey had not played for Fulham this season after it became clear he wanted a move, but he added on Tottenham's website: "A lot was said and written ahead of me leaving Fulham. It wasn't how it was portrayed, but that's in the past now and we move on.
"I want to thank the fans for everything, some of the best memories I've had in football, and thank the chairman for giving me the opportunity to come from the MLS and compete over here.
"All I can say is thank you and now I'm looking forward to the next challenge."
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It doesnt matter who tottenham sign they have already up royal by sacking there greatest asset redknapp ,had they forgotten where they were in the league when he took control and the lofty hights he took them to.I think they will regret it come end of the season
Is it possible that fulham would just not deal with LFC out of principal because of the ongoing complaint?? Surely LFC would have bought Dempsey if fee was only the reported £6 million??
Can Spurs fans really be happy with a player who was "holding out" for a move to LFC?? We've seen it before where players aren't where they want to be....
yes, LFC does not need old dempsey, but next class striker...top clubs have 4 strikers, LFC has one with missing too many chances.