Report: Clint Dempsey heading back to Premier League on loan

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It’s that time of year again.

With the Major League Soccer season entering the playoffs and the end near for plenty of players, lots of European teams will be looking to take stars of North America’s top-flight on loan throughout the winter months.

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Clint Dempsey joined his old club Fulham last winter on loan, and the Seattle Sounders DP is linked with another move back to the Premier League in January during the MLS offseason.

Reports from British newspaper the Daily Mirror suggests that up to three PL teams are in for the USMNT captain. Stoke City, QPR and Aston Villa are said to want the 31-year-old attacker on loan. Dempsey has been instrumental in the Sounders winning the 2014 MLS Supporters’ Shield as they look to complete an historic treble by adding the MLS Cup to their Supporters’ Shield and Open Cup titles.

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Dempsey has scored 15 goals and added 10 assists this season in MLS, his best ever total in his MLS career, and also captained the U.S. national team to the last 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

It’s been a busy year for the Texan after he played almost 12 months straight last season following his move to MLS then subsequent loan to Fulham. After his World Cup exploits, you’d think Deuce may want a rest. But if a PL club came calling over the winter, would it be in his and Seattle’s best interests to head back to England for another crack at the PL?

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With USMNT teammates at Villa and Stoke, maybe that would be a good fit for Dempsey? Or perhaps a move back to London with QPR to help out Harry Redknapp’s struggling side would be beneficial for both parties?

ProSoccerTalk has contacted the Seattle Sounders about a possible loan deal and are currently awaiting a reply.