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Clint Dempsey Officially Back in Major League Soccer

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In a move that has made headlines everywhere, US international captain Clint Dempsey has made his return to Major League Soccer.  Tottenham Hotspur made the official announcement earlier this morning, and while they wouldn’t name which team the veteran midfielder is going to, it’s all but confirmed that Dempsey is now a Seattle Sounder.

Due to MLS regulations, an exact dollar amount was not disclosed, sources tell The Soccer Desk that the deal is anyway from $4-8 million dollars a year with a $9 million dollar transfer fee.  Seattle, where Dempsey will join USMNT teammate and friend Eddie Johnson, will officially unveil the former Spurs and Fulham man tonight at 7:15 p.m. PT/ 10:15 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network.

There was a lot of rumor surrounding Dempsey starting yesterday morning when he arrived in the US, with talks escalating very quickly throughout the day. He was linked with Everton and Seattle right away, but there were also grumblings that his first choice was to go back to Houston.  Unfortunately, they could not afford him, and the Sounders would be the only team who could realistically pick up such a large contract and transfer fee.  If the numbers are true, Dempsey will make 130 times more than when he was a rookie in 2004.

Stay tuned to The Soccer Desk as more information on the deal comes to light, and for all your summer transfer news.