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
Ranieri Named Greece Coach     
Claudio Ranieri on Friday signed a two-year deal to manage Greece. The 62-year-old Italian replaces Fernando ...
West Ham's Carroll to Miss Four Months    
West Ham striker Andy Carroll is set to miss up to four months after suffering ankle ...
Pinto Quits Costa Rica     
Jorge Luis Pinto, who guided Costa Rica to a surprise quarterfinal finish at the World Cup ...
Cech to Fight for Chelsea Place    
Petr Cech has vowed to stay and fight for his place as his decade-long reign as ...
Mourinho: Drogba 'Belongs' to Chelsea    
Jose Mourinho on Friday admitted that he is considering re-signing Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, who is ...
Maradona Blasts Argentina's Coaching Decisions    
Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona, who famously inspired the Albiceleste to World Cup glory at the ...
FIFA Backs 2018 Russia World Cup     
FIFA on Friday said it remains committed to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite the ...
NBC Brings EPL to Movie Theaters    
NBC Sports and Fathom Events are teaming up to show English Premier League games on Saturday ...
Aguirre Named Japan Coach     
Former Mexico coach Javier Aguirre on Thursday was appointed head coach of the Japanese national team, ...
Swans Sign Montero    
Swansea on Thursday signed Ecuadorian winger Jefferson Montero on a four-year deal from Mexican club Morelia. ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives