Fulham ace could follow Hughes out the door
Published 23:00 06/06/11 By Football Spy
Clint Dempsey has rocked Fulham by revealing he would leave Craven Cottage for a Champions League team.
The 28-year-old USA midfielder will follow the example of notice-working Cottagers Mark Hughes and walk out - if a big club comes calling.
"Ideally I would like to finish my career in Europe, but maybe my mentality changes when I'm older," said Dempsey.
"Right now, I'm thinking about Europe and playing in Champions League - at least experiencing that in my career, being in Champions League.
"That's a goal. That's every player's goal. Every player wants to win trophies and play at the highest level possible."
Dempsey has spent four years at Fulham since arriving from New England Revolution and has been on AC Milan's radar.
He admits an opportunity to play in Europe's top club competition would be too good to turn down.
"If someday I get the opportunity to play for a big club in the Champions League, that would be great," Dempsey added. "I'd be lying if I said that wasn't a dream.
"But at the same time you have to make the most of where you are."