Thursday, November 30, 2006

Is Dempsey still in the frame?

The authoritative Boston Globe reports, 'The Revolution's Clint Dempsey could become the next Major League Soccer player to make the jump directly to England's Premiership when the transfer window opens Jan. 1. Dempsey received a $1.5 million offer from Charlton Athletic in August but it was turned down. Dempsey, 23, is the league's hottest prospect, and MLS officials apparently are unwilling to let him go at that price. But the league is also unwilling to comment on transfer negotiations, so it is unclear just how much overseas teams must bid for Dempsey.'

Given the fact that we overspent in the summer, and will have to pay a reported 800k on Iain Dowie's contract, will we have enough money to enhance our offer and pay his wages? Some money could be saved on wages by shipping under utilised or below par players out and each Addick would have his or her own short list.

Simon Walton

He was sent off in the Derby v. Ipswich clash last night. Although manager Jim Magilton was generally critical of the referee, he did not dispute Walton's dismissal and the loan player is said to have felt the manager's wrath. Nevertheless, I hope he will be able to join us in January.


Blogger Kappacino Kid said...

Dempsey off to Fulham according to the BBC, I wonder if we really would have to pay up £800k for Dowie, I would love to see a Premiership employment contract. Walton would be a good bet for the bench ofr us, but having seen him in the friendlies, he is a bit of a short fuse and the last thing we need now is players not finishing the game, well not our ones anyway

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