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Seattle give Dempsey update

Seattle Sounders refuse to draw on speculation around Dempsey

By | 2nd August 2013
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Amid speculation linking Tottenham’s Clint Dempsey with a surprising move back to Major League Soccer, Seattle Sounders boss Sigi Schmid has confirmed to reporters that there’s nothing to discuss regarding a potential transfer. The former Los Angeles Galaxy manager was responding to claims that Dempsey could sign for the Sounders as the club have an open Designated Player spot, but despite his admiration for the player Schmid updated reporters that no transfer talks are underway.

“We’re always interested in good players first off,” Schmid said to Sports Radio KJR in Seattle, according to Sky Sports.

“Right now, there’s really nothing to it, there’s nothing to say. But we are in a position to add a Designated Player to our team before August 8th.

“I know Clint. I talked to him when he was here when he was playing against Panama. I always follow what he does and his career and what he did in MLS, but there’s nothing there that I can say right now.

“We’re always looking for good players. You can’t really close the door on anything, but right now there’s nothing that’s nailed down and concrete.”

The attacker, who plied his trade at Craven Cottage club for five seasons, was solid for Spurs last season after joining from Fulham. The American international was solid for Fulham for five seasons, appearing in 184 matches, netting 50 times and becoming one of the top Americans in the world.

Rumors of Dempsey leaving White Hart Lane began last month, when The Times first reported that manager Andre Villas Boas transfer listed the former Fulham player. Dempsey has seen increased competition arrive at the club this summer, with Paulinho filling the center of midfield and new arrival Nacer Chadli providing competition on the wings.

The 30-year-old attacker has scored 72 goals for Fulham and Spurs the past two seasons, and could return to the MLS, where he scored 26 times for the New England Revolution. Dempsey appeared in the 2010 World Cup for the United States, and was one of the best players for the American side.

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