Clint Dempsey still undecided about his future with Fulham
Clint Dempsey is in no hurry to decide if he wants to continue playing for Fulham in the future. The attacking midfielder told media that he is indeed in the final year of his contract and will see what opportunities the summer transfer window holds for him.
Dempsey, who plays for the American national team, has been a pivotal player for Fulham’s success ever since he came to the Craven Cottage in 2007. This season Dempsey has once again played an integral part to Fulham’s 10th place in the English Premier League.
“We'll just have to see what happens,” Dempsey said in an interview to the Daily Mirror. “Some of my best memories have been at Fulham. I still have this season and one more to be at the club.
“I'm talking with the club, but we'll just have to see what happens in the summer. I just want to wait until the season has finished before I talk about anything.
“I want to focus on the rest of the season and that other stuff can take care of itself afterwards.”
Dempsey, who has scored 21 goals in 40 appearances for Fulham this season, has attracted interest from the Italian league (Serie A) and the Spanish league (La Liga). Fulham will have a tough test against their London neighbors Chelsea on Monday night.
Fulham manager Martin Jol is hoping his “indispensable” midfielder Dempsey agree to extend his stay with Fulham.
“We've offered [Dempsey] a good contract so hopefully he'll sign it,” Jol said. “It's up to him. He knows what the club is all about, he knows he's an important player to us and that we'd like to keep him.
“We haven't scored a lot of goals over the last couple of years with our strikers, so I think Clint has made himself indispensable.”
Fulham are currently tied with placed Sunderland with 42 points. Liverpool is eight placed with 43 points and their Merseyside rivals Everton is 7th with 44 points.