Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Demspey Drops Agents, Still Planning England Move in January
SI.com, November 22nd, 2006 1:50PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Clint Dempsey, the 2006 Honda U.S. Player of the Year, says he's preparing for a move to the English Premier League in January, possibly to Fulham or Charlton Athletic, according to reports, though nothing official has taken place. "Things are looking good," Dempsey says. "There's definitely interest from a few teams over there, but I'd think there would have to be an offer greater than the one from Charlton last summer [of $1.5 million] for MLS to take it." Dempsey is confident of a move despite the fact that he just dropped both of his agents, Richard Motzkin, who reps Freddy Adu and Landon Donovan, and Dan Segal, both of Wasserman Media Group. It's unclear why he did this. Atletico Madrid has also been linked with the New England Revolution midfielder. Wherever he goes, Dempsey says he's not content to go overseas just to sit on the bench. "I feel like I can go over and make a difference because I was able to make a difference during the World Cup. The only way I'll get better is to continue putting myself in that environment." Interestingly enough, Dempsey's agency, LA-based WMG, recently acquired SFX Europe, whose clients include Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard and Andriy Shevchenko. His contract with WMG doesn't run out until November 2007, which means he may have to pay a commission fee to an agency he no longer works with. Separately, the Houston Dynamo's Dwayne De Rosario may be pondering a move to Europe, too. "There's still a burning fire in me to go to Europe," De Rosario said, although Toronto FC, the MLS expansion club near his hometown, is also said to be pursuing him in a big way. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Rooney Named England Captain     
Roy Hodgson on Thursday named Wayne Rooney captain of England following the retirement of former captain ...
Van Basten Exhibits 'Severe Symptoms'; Leaves AZ Indefinitely     
Netherlands and AC Milan legend Marco van Basten on Thursday mysteriously left his post as AZ ...
Arsenal Loses Giroud Until 2015     
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger on Thursday confirmed that striker Olivier Giroud had surgery on an injured ...
Reports: Diego Costa Suffers Hamstring Injury     
Chelsea's Diego Costa has reportedly suffered a minor muscular injury to his hamstring in training, but ...
Liverpool Lands Real in UCL Draw     
Liverpool, making its return to the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2010, was ...
Benitez: 'Errors' Cost Napoli UCL Place     
Rafael Benitez lamented his team's errors as Napoli crashed out of the UEFA Champions League on ...
Ronaldo Wins UEFA Best Player Award     
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday received the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for ...
Xabi Alonso to Join Bayern Munich    
Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, who retired from international competition with Spain earlier this week, landed ...
Bookmakers Slash LVG Exit Odds    
British bookmakers reacted to Manchester United's humiliating 4-0 defeat against Milton Keynes Dons in the Capital ...
Atletico Appeals Simeone's Ban    
Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo on Tuesday said the club would appeal coach Diego Simeone's eight-game ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives