Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sources: New York shows interest in Dempsey while Sounders hold talks

Clint Dempsey has new found interest around MLS 

This all started today with a tweet from Keith Cositgan, saying Seattle Sounders were interested in bring the US international back to the states. Turns out, there's some truth to it.

After reaching out to multiple sources, it seems the Sounders have made some contact.

Despite Sigi Schmid stating, "...there’s really nothing to it." regarding Dempsey, a source has told MLS Transfers that a contact in the Seattle organization made contact to Clint Dempsey's North American agent yesterday. Nothing besides preliminary talks to come back to America took place.

MLS Transfers has also found out from another source that New York Red Bulls were originally interested in Dempsey in the early months of the 2013 MLS season. A Front Office member reached out to a James Grant Sports Management associate, Dempsey's agency, but was told, "Dempsey had no interest in returning to MLS at this point in time". 

Let's not forget, Dempsey also isn't the biggest fan of MLS. In the article, Ives Galarcep showcases Clint's frustrations. "Dempsey has been vocal about his unhappiness with his time in MLS. He has cited what he felt was mistreatment in terms of his contract and the league's handling of transfer opportunities when he was in the league." 

Surely, more information will come out in the next few days. Stayed tuned.

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