Dempsey leaves Fulham to join Tottenham

Associated Press Modified: August 31, 2012 at 10:02 pm •  Published: August 31, 2012

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham has signed U.S. international Clint Dempsey from fellow Premier League club Fulham, sealing the deal shortly before Friday's transfer deadline.

Both London clubs confirmed the deal for the 29-year-old attacking midfielder on their websites.

Dempsey had refused to play for Fulham this season ahead of a widely expected move to Liverpool. After negotiations between Fulham and Liverpool foundered, he was able to secure a move across town to Spurs.

Fulham said in a statement that "Clint was a very influential player for Fulham over a number of seasons and the club thanks him for his contribution and wishes him well for the future."

Dempsey made his Fulham debut against Tottenham after joining from New England Revolution in December 2006.

No details were given of the deal.

Though Dempsey had made it clear he was eager to move to American-owned Liverpool, he was enthusiastic about playing under new Spurs manager Andre Vilas-Boas.

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