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Strong American influence on deadline day

Four Yanks swap clubs as transfer window closes

By | 31st August 2012

With only hours left in the transfer window, U.S. international Clint Dempsey finally got his wish as Fulham agreed to a deal with Tottenham on a £6 million move. The deal came after a few agonizing weeks saw Dempsey consistently rumored in moves to Liverpool and Arsenal, among others.

The 29-year-old American’s desire to move to Anfield fell through today after a £4 million offer from the Reds was outbid by Aston Villa. Dempsey rejected the £5 million offer from the Villans, which allowed for the move to White Hart Lane.

Along with the newest Spur, three other members of the U.S. Men’s National Team swapped clubs today.

USMNT defender Carlos Bocanegra will leave the Rangers, joining Liga Adelante side Racing Santander on a full-season loan. The 33-year-old had been rumored in a potential move to MLS, but remained determined to play in Europe.

Another American leaving the disgruntled Scottish side is 26-year-old central midfielder Maurice Edu, who finalized his move to Stoke City today. A deal that has been considered imminent in recent weeks, Edu announced the signing today via his twitter account.

“Finally official,” tweeted Edu. ”Excited & looking forward to this next chapter in my career. Thanks for all your well wishes & support!”

Edu will join former Houston Dynamo and U.S. international Geoff Cameron at Ipswich, who was acquired by the Potters in July.

Oguchi Onyewu, a member of the U.S. backline alongside Boca, was also on the move today. Onyewu leaves Sporting CP on a season loan deal to Champions League club Málaga.

Of the four Americans on the move today, which will enjoy the most success with their new club? Share your thoughts in the comment section below! 





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