Toffees boss earmarks summer move for in-form American.
Everton plotting second shot at Dempsey
David Moyes plans to make another move to lure Clint Dempsey to Everton this summer, although money could prove an obstacle again.
Moyes had scouted Dempsey extensively when he was at New England Revolution but did not have the funds to match Fulham’s £2million bid in January 2007.
He asked the America star to wait until the summer but Dempsey was keen to move to the Barclays Premier League and Revolution agreed to push through the Fulham deal.
Moyes hopes Dempsey’s close friendship with USA team-mate Tim Howard may work in his favour, but he is unlikely to pay more than £5m for the forward.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Clint Dempsey and Everton may be a perfect fit. The American has had an outstanding season but potential moves to the likes of Arsenal may prove counter productive as the 29 year old could struggle to secure regular first team football during what could well be his peak years.
Everton are always pushing towards the top six and David Moyes could well get the most out of the latter stages of Dempsey’s career. The Toffees could well do with alternative attacking options and such a move could well pave the way for a sustained push to bring Landon Donovan back to Goodison Park on a permanent basis.
Dempsey has scored 22 goals in 42 games in all competitions this season and has only one year left on his contract. An improved three-year deal has been on the table for some time but remains unsigned.
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