Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Defoe to quit Spurs in January
Report has it that England striker, Jermaine Defoe will quit Tottenham for MLS side, Toronto in January.
Defoe is behind Spanish striker Roberto Soldado in the pecking order at White Hart Lane and he is frustrated at his lack of playing time at the club. The forward still has 18 months left on his contract but feels his services are no longer needed at Spurs as the club tried to sell him on several occasion last summer.
It is now believed that the former West Ham striker has agreed a deal worth £90,000-a-week with Canadian based MLS outfit, Toronto.
Toronto manager and former Spurs player, Ryan Nelsen had earlier expressed his desire to sign the English forward stating that he is a fan of the player’s quality.
“He is one of the most natural goal scorers I have ever come across. Always out training, always trying to score, a great guy.
“To get a guy like Defoe for the MLS, I cannot think of many that are more suited. I think if you ask most Premier League teams, they would take Defoe.
“It would be incredible. I call him and text him all the time. Him playing in Toronto would be phenomenal.
“If you look around the world and try and think of a realistic player – and I am not sure how realistic he is that complements a league like ours, never gets injured, doesn’t drink, can play high, low, scores all sorts of goals,” said Nelsen.
However, the MLS season is currently on break and will not resume until March 2014. Defoe is believed to be in favour of staying in the Premier League till the end of the season so as to improve his chance of making the England squad for next year’s World Cup.