Spurs have agreed a transfer for Dempsey to Major League Soccer and Seattle Sounders, have confirmed his move.
30 year old Dempsey signed with Spurs in a £6 million pound deal in 2012 from Fulham. He made 12 appearances for Tottenham and scored 12 goals, but he dropped down the pecking order after Spurs signed Roberto Soldado from Valencia.
Tottenham posted a statement re the transfer of Dempsey on their official website, it read the following – “We have reached an agreement with Major League Soccer for the transfer of Clint Dempsey. The United States international returns to MLS after making 43 appearances and scoring 12 goals in our colours following his signing from Fulham last summer. We wish Clint every success for the future.”
Majority owner Joe Roth released a statement of the Sounders official website, he said: “This is a historic day for Sounders FC and our fans. Clint is a world-class soccer player who can take this club to a higher level. We have been consistent in our message to the fans that we will spare no expense to win trophies.”
Part owner and general manger of Seattle Sounders, went on to say: “In doing something of this magnitude we had to make sure we had the right player. Clint Dempsey fits that mould.”
Seattle Sounders have already paraded Dempsey in front of their fans before their home match against Dallas at the CenturyLink field.
Dempsey last played in America back in 2006, before he left the New England Revolution club, and he has now returned to his homeland.
Speaking about the move back to America, Dempsey said: “Coming into the season I thought I was going to start with Tottenham but the MLS and Seattle Sounders have moved mountains to get me here. I’m happy to come back in my prime and be able to make a difference and not when I’m past it.”