Clint Dempsey Move to Paris Saint-Germain Would Be a Great Move
On May 10, news surfaced that French giant Paris Saint-Germain were to be bought by Qatari investors over this summer, which at this time appears to be a very realistic possibility.
If the Qatari investors buy the team, it has been reported that they will inject at least 50 million euros for the next three years into the transfer market for PSG.
Currently, PSG have a massive problem with their books—with an annual loss of 19 million euros—and have not been able to win France's Ligue 1 since 1994.
Since this news has came out that PSG will have new ownership, there has been speculation over who they will try to get. And it appears that PSG are ready to get one of America's best footballers in England.
That player is none other than Clint Dempsey, the owner of an American-record 12 goals in the Premier League this season and the holder of 33 career goals in the EPL, more than any other Fulham player in their time in the Premier League.
However, it appears that manager Mark Hughes has his eyes set on young Italian striker Pablo Osvaldo during this summer's transfer market.
Considering the fact that Dempsey plays the same position as Osvaldo, one could see that there is a strong possibility that Dempsey's days are numbered at Craven Cottege.
Now, many Americans (and Fulham fans) would be opposed to this move for a variety of different reasons.
For starters, fans would contend that Dempsey's game is perfectly suited for the Premier League, which is one of the most physical football leagues in the world.
Other fans would contend that his profile would diminish should he decide to go to France because Ligue 1 obviously is not as strong as the Premier League.
However, this potential move for Dempsey is one that he should not be ignored whatsoever.
For starters, a move to France will allow him to become a more technically sound player instead of just a physical force.
This move will also help Dempsey out tremendously financially. With this move, Dempsey will now be able to make a lot more money than he would be if he were playing for Fulham. Considering the fact that Dempsey is now 28 years old, this would be the perfect chance for Dempsey to earn a massive contract for his services.
But despite the finances and the fact that he can be a better player, Dempsey will be able to get another chance to play in either the Champions League or in the Europa League.
Of course, arguably the greatest moment of Dempsey's career came last year against Juventus in the Europa League when Dempsey was able to lob a shot into the net, advancing Fulham into the quarterfinals.
This move would also give Dempsey the chance to play at a big club and get a great amount of playing time, unlike if he moved to a club such as Liverpool where he would not be able to register enough playing time.
Dempsey would be able to play in the Champions League for a club that will have a good chance of making a splash in Europe.
If this move was ever going to pan out, we could see PSG finally start to fulfill expectations and can get back to its era of success of the mid-1990s.
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