Fulham fans react on Twitter to possible Dempsey return in January

Rumours this weekend have strongly linked Clint Dempsey with a return to Fulham, less than 18 months after leaving Craven Cottage.

The 30-year-old enjoyed a successful five-and-a-half year spell with the West London side, as he hit 60 goals in 225 games to make himself a hero with the Fulham faithful, but his departure in August 2012 has left a sour taste in the mouth of Cottagers fans.

Dempsey demanded to leave Fulham after interest from Liverpool, and manager Martin Jol called him "an embarrassment" having refused to play against Norwich. Despite the drawn out speculation with Liverpool, Dempsey finally made a £6m transfer deadline day switch to London neighbours Tottenham, but his stay at White Hart Lane lasted just one year before he returned to the States with Seattle Sounders.

Now, with the MLS season over, Dempsey has been strongly linked with a move back to England, with Stoke and West Ham both rumoured to be interested, but after the departure of Jol from Craven Cottage, new manager Rene Meulensteen appears ready to go ahead with the deal - sparking mixed feelings amongst Fulham fans on Twitter, who are torn between the addition of a quality player and the return of a player who vehemently asked to leave the club just a short time ago.








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