The curious case of Tottenham’s Jermain Defoe is the topic of discussion in the Football Transfer Tavern this evening.
The striker has scored six goals in his seven appearances at White Hart Lane this season but four of those have been as a second half substitute. However in the three matches he has started Defoe has netted a brace in each.
However Andre Villas-Boas can’t find a place for the 30-year-old forward in his current line up as summer signing Roberto Soldado starts as the first choice front man.
Interestingly, the Spanish striker has only netted two league goals so far, both coming from the penalty spot but Villas-Boas still won’t consider Defoe for a starting berth.
This could see the prolific striker departing in the near future with the latest reports from Mail Online suggesting that Newcastle United could provide an escape route for the former England international during January.
Defoe has recently admitted that he is unhappy to be a bit part player and that could see him searching for a new club in a bid to win a place in Roy Hodgson’s possible World Cup squad.
The Magpies appear to be one option with Alan Pardew looking for another striker to add to his current strikeforce. QPR forward Loic Remy has arrived on loan but the St. James’ Park club still look short in attack and move for the former Portsmouth man would certainly fit the bill.
Another option is likely to be a reunion with Harry Redknapp at Queens Park Ranger as the former Spurs boss tries to take the Hoops back to the Premier League at the first attempt.
Should Defoe be given a chance in the Spurs team or is it time for him to leave? Let us know your thoughts below.
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