Roy Hodgson may face a battle from Steve McClaren at Vfl Wolfsburg in his attempts to sign his former Fulham player, Clint Dempsey.
The former England boss has officially expressed interest in the creative midfielder and with Dzeko apparently out of the door, the money from his sale could be used to bring the American to the club for a fee of around £10m.
If McClaren were to make a move, it would certainly highten ‘red alert’ at Liverpool, where Roy Hodgson has been keeping tabs on his former players ‘break-out season’ at Fulham since the World Cup.
Although Dempsey is currently a fan’s favourite at Craven Cottage, so would probably leave with a heavy heart. However, at 27, with the ‘small family’ club languishing at the wrong end of the Premiership table, it might be time to move on to have one final go at ‘breaking’ his career at a higher level.
With the choice between joining his former manager or joining the Bundesliga with most of his ‘TEAM USA’ teammates, it could spark a battle in negotiations between the two clubs to secure his signature.
So, will Clint go to Anfield…
Or go Deutsch?
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