The new Tottenham signing Clint Dempsey has said that he was extremely disappointed with the way he was handled by Fulham in the final few days of the transfer window. The 29-year-old had already said that he would not like to play for Fulham again, while also handing a transfer request to the club amidst interest from Liverpool. Liverpool were thought to be interested in securing the signature of the player, who had the capability of playing in both midfield and upfront. Liverpool were the favourites for his signature, but Tottenham managed to secure his signature on the final day of the transfer window for around £ 6 million.
Clint Dempsey was one of the outstanding players for Fulham last season after he scored 23 goals in all competitions. Clint Dempsey has now revealed that he almost went into tears at the prospect of not being able to seal a move to another club before the end of the transfer window. The American International was in a precarious position of not being able to play for any other club until January if he had been kept by Fulham beyond the transfer window. As a result, Dempsey has said that became extremely anxious over a move.
“I just remember calling my wife and my mom and almost wanting to break down in tears because it was a tough time. Going into that last day and night there were still a lot of question marks. It wasn’t clear cut this was going to happen. Some other things came up and you are going through that struggle, which was not fun for anybody. It was difficult for Fulham and for me, not knowing how it was going to end,” Dempsey told Sports Illustrated. Dempsey will be hoping to help Tottenham get their first win of the season.