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Tottenham allowed first refusal to re-sign former star

Clint DempseyThe Football Transfer Tavern was left somewhat surprised when Tottenham Hotspur attacker Clint Dempsey departed England for the MLS in the summer.

Now Mirror Football indicates that the United States international could be back on these shores with a possible short-loan switch as Spurs and Everton reportedly lead the race.

Dempsey has spent the last six months with Seattle Sounders who have given him the go ahead to keep up his fitness with a temporary move back to the Premier League.

The 30-year-old moved back to his native North America as he sought regular first team football in a World Cup season but his form with Seattle has been disappointing and he has recently been dropped from the USA starting eleven.

However Tottenham have first refusal if he does make the switch back while the Toffees have taken on MLS loans in the past and could eye Dempsey as a short-term solution.

Seattle general manager Adrian Hanauer said: “Clint’s contract allows him to go on loan for the off-season.

“All parties are working on a deal and we won’t be surprised if it happens.”

Fulham and Aston Villa are also in the running for the 30-year-old midfielder and as punter points out he is far more likely to gain playing time at either of these clubs than at White Hart Lane.

Dempsey would be available for around two months until the MLS kick starts again in March.

Where do you think Dempsey will end up in January? Let us know your thoughts below.

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