• Premier League

Dempsey eager for Champions League club

ESPNsoccernet staff
January 27, 2012
Clint Dempsey has scored nine in 22 games this season © Getty Images

Fulham star Clint Dempsey has put the Premier League's top clubs on alert by revealing that he will not be happy in his career until he has played in the Champions League.

Dempsey, 28, is the Cottagers' top scorer this season with nine in 22 games and has been attracting the attention of clubs like Liverpool and Tottenham. Indeed, with Fulham currently sitting in 12th place, it is possible that the American will choose to move on before his contract expires in 18 months, in order to fulfil his dream of playing in Europe's premier competition.

"You should never get content," he told the Times. "I want to play in the Champions League. Nobody thought I would get this far. I want to go as far as I can."

Dempsey reached the Europa League final with Fulham in 2010 after joining from New England Revolution in 2007 for around £2 million. Most recently, he has been linked with a move to QPR, but his excellent recent form has seen others take note.

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