Clint Dempsey is coming off a heck of a weekend. Two goals in Fulham’s 3-0 victory over Bolton added to his team- and career-best 15 league total. Performances like the one on Saturday have made him a fan favorite around Craven Cottage, but also fueled speculation about an impending departure.
For the first time ever, it seems an American may be at the center of some of the biggest transfer stories during the upcoming summer. The Sun reports the 29-year-old is the object of desire for two rival London-based teams, Tottenham and Arsenal. Even Manchester United is rumored to be looking to add his services to their already talented pool of players.
All this speculation has been welcomed by Dempsey, who is playing it safe, not expressing any interest in leaving the club. However, he is yet to sign an extension on his contract, which is set to end after the next season. If no deal is made, there could be a good chance the club cashes in on the player rather than letting him go for nothing.
But this move would be foolish for both the club and Dempsey himself. Here are four reasons they should both work to keep him at Craven Cottage.