Clint Dempsey Reportedly Signs With Tottenham Hotspur

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Fulham's Clint Dempsey.celebrates after scoring his second goal and Fulham's fifth goal of the match during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Craven Cottage on March 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Told you that Daniel Levy was going to bid for a player out of absolutely nowhere. According to Sky Sports, Clint Dempsey has agreed to terms on a contract with Tottenham Hotspur. Given the low bid by Aston Villa and criminally low bid by Liverpool earlier today, I don't think there's any hang-up about coming to an agreement with Fulham over his transfer. Dempsey should be a Tottenham player shortly.

I know that a lot of fans won't be particularly pleased with swapping Rafael Van der Vaart with Clint Dempsey, but Dempsey has been a very productive player in the Premier League for five years. His versatility and fitness is a very good fit for Spurs' fluid and high pressing system. He also costs a lot less than what we just sold Van der Vaart for.

We're going to debate this endlessly over the next week, but I feel like this is a good piece of business. I didn't like the idea of signing Dempsey for eight figures, but the rumored £6m fee is a bargain.

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