London, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – Fresh from a stint with the Seattle Sounders, United States captain Clint Dempsey will return to the Premier League after signing a two-month loan with Fulham, the team announced Tuesday.
The 30-year-old Dempsey will spend part of the Major League Soccer (MLS) offseason at Craven Cottage in his second stint with the club.
“Fulham Football Club is delighted to announce the two-month loan signing of Clint Dempsey from MLS side Seattle Sounders FC,” Fulham said in a statement.
The midfielder spent five and a half seasons with Fulham before leaving for Tottenham on deadline day in August 2012.
During his stint with Fulham, Dempsey scored 60 goals in 225 appearances. He was also voted Fulham’s 2011/12 Player of the Season by the fans for a second consecutive term before joining Tottenham.
“I just wanted to be back playing at the highest level, get back to top form and get back to helping the team where they are not where they want to be in the table,” Dempsey said when asked about his reason for returning to Fulham.
“Going into World Cup year you want to get to that top form and carry that forward, so hopefully have a good showing,” he added.
Dempsey will not be eligible to play for Fulham until January 1, when the Cottagers host West Ham in a London derby. With eight days before the game, he told the club’s website that he is focused on being ready if required.