Fulham coach Rene Meulensteen on Monday confirmed that USA captain Clint Dempsey is nearing a return to Craven Cottage on a short-term loan from the Seattle Sounders, but the medical and paperwork, which began last Friday, are both still ongoing.
“That's the last sort of thing I want to get involved in,” the former Manchester United assistant coach said regarding the administrative issues. “I just like to see him and say 'let me know when you're ready.' We want him here and he wants to be here."
On Friday the Dutchman had said, “Clint spent so many years playing in the Premier League and we all know where his strengths are. He can come in from the left or play as a second striker depending on who you’re playing against. It speaks volumes for him that he wants to come back here. Initially it’s for January and February.”