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Tottenham ace faced with escape route proposition


The curious case of Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is once again the topic of debate in the Football Transfer Tavern.

Defoe, 31, has made 13 appearances for Spurs this term and has netted an impressive eight times with most of his goals coming in the Europa League as Andre Villas-Boas prefers summer signing Roberto Soldado in attack.

Now Mirror Football suggests that the England international forward could be offered a way out of White Hart Lane as former Spurs player Ryan Nelsen tries to get him to quit the Premier League for Major League Soccer in January.

Nelsen is currently the manager of MLS side Toronto FC and he has reportedly put together a huge £5 million-a-year package, worth £90-000-a-week to lure Defoe to Canada

The former QPR defender stated: “He is one of the most natural goal-scorers I have ever come across.

“Always out training, always trying to score. To get a guy like Defoe for 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.”

If Defoe is allowed to leave Spurs they are likely to face competition from Harry Redknapp who wants a reunion with the striker at QPR as he attempts to bring the Hoops back to the Premier League.

Earlier in the tavern we revealed that Villas-Boas is looking at £15 million Corinthians striker Pato with a view to increasing their competition for places up front.

And that could leave Defoe further out of the first team picture at White Hart Lane with plans in place to give out of favour striker Emmanuel Adebayor a chance in the first team and a possible switch to Canada on a mega-bucks deal may look tempting for the foward as he hopes to make an impression on England’s World Cup squad.

Should Spurs let Defoe leave for Canada? Would Defoe be interested in a move to the MLS? Let us know your thoughts below.

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