International boss tells Arsenal target to leave club

08:44 27 May 2012

Clint Dempsey has been in tremendous form for Fulham this season

Clint Dempsey has been in tremendous form for Fulham this season

Archant

Fulham Transfer News: Jurgen Klinsmann wants Clint Dempsey to leave Craven Cottage

USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann has urged Fulham star Clint Dempsey to leave Craven Cottage and play Champions League football.

The 29-year-old scored 17 goals in 37 Premier League appearances and has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks as his contract expires in 2013.

“If you play consistently at the highest level then offers will come in. I think everybody is aware of that. His goal is the right goal, we have often discussed it,” he told reporters.

“If he has the opportunity to go to a Champions League team, that’s the crème de la crème of club soccer then you have to do that, with all the respect obviously to Fulham, as he often mentions.

“But you want to play in the biggest club competition in the world and that’s the European Champions League and hopefully something will happen over the next couple of weeks.

“If it doesn’t happen then he has to keep pounding away and knocking at the door.”

Related articles


Live Blog Transfer Window Live June 30
 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Fulham news

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Samir Nasri's Arsenal career began during this week but who else was bought and sold in years gone by?  (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal signed two Frenchman, Chelsea bid farewell to a long serving striker and Fulham splashed the cash, we remember this week’s deals in years gone by.

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Sporting midfielder William Carvalho (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images).

The transfer market is heating up. Here is our round-up of this morning’s latest news.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Kevin McDonald of Wolves could be heading to Fulham.  (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Fulham are set to complete the signing of Swansea full-back Jazz Richards and have made a second bid for Wolves’ Kevin McDonald, according to reports.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
New Fulham signing Tom Cairney in action (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Our Fulham blogger is pleased with the club’s transfer business so far.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in action (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The start of July signals the start of the transfer window and here is our handy morning round-up of the best stories from around the web.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more
Adrenalin junkies, this one's for you!

An icon of British engineering and a consistent favourite of James Bond, there are few names quite as legendary in motoring as Aston Martin.

Read more