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Jol dismisses Dempsey claims

Martin Jol has insisted he did everything in his power to prevent Clint Dempsey leaving Fulham in the summer.

Last Updated: 30/11/12 at 16:24 Post Comment

Martin Jol shows his love for Clint Dempsey after his hat-trick against Newcastl

Martin Jol shows his love for Clint Dempsey after his hat-trick against Newcastl

The USA international signed for Tottenham on transfer deadline day with less than a year remaining on his contract at Craven Cottage.

Dempsey claimed earlier this week that he could have stayed at Fulham had he felt "valued and appreciated" during talks over a new deal, but Jol dismissed the midfielder's comments.

Ahead of Saturday's visit of Dempsey and Spurs, Jol said: "We did everything we could do so there are no regrets.

"He wanted to be appreciated financially and he wanted a bigger club, a Champions League club, and that is what he probably got with Spurs.

"He didn't feel appreciated financially, but I am not the one deciding over the contracts. He said it time after time again that he wanted to go to a Champions League club.

"Even when I said in my last conversation with him that I loved him, it was not good enough to keep him here. If you feel appreciated, you would like maybe to stay at Fulham so there is a contradiction there.

"I think he felt loved but he still wanted to move, but of course I understand what he means.

"From the first day he came back from holiday he didn't want to play here. He wanted to move so of course you can force the issue and then come up with things.

"But hopefully he will get over it and hopefully he will feel loved at Spurs."

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