Toronto FC hoping to tempt Defoe across the Atlantic.
As is becoming increasingly popular with former greats of European football, Toronto FC want to bring Tottenham Hotspur ace Jermain Defoe to North America, according to the Mirror.
Defoe has fallen down the pecking order at White Hart Lane since the £26m arrival of Roberto Soldado from Valencia this summer.
However, the Canadian club face competition from QPR – as former manager at both Spurs and Portsmouth Harry Redknapp would be a tempting factor for the striker.
In a bid to convince the England international Toronto are set to offer Defoe £90,000-a-week wages in order to make themselves more attractive.
Head coach Ryan Nelsen knows the forward well having played with the Englishman at Tottenham and has spoken of his interest.
“He is one of the most natural goal-scorers I have ever come across,” Nelsen said.
“To get a guy like Defoe for MLS, I cannot think of many that are more suited.
“It would be incredible. I call him and text him all the time. Him playing in Toronto would be phenomenal.”
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas may start fielding Emmanuel Adebayor soon, having tried to sell the Togo international over the summer and not succeeding.
Due to Adebayor’s high wages chairman Daniel Levy will not be happy seeing the 29-year-old on the bench and this could further limit Defoe’s chances.
Ex-Premier League stars have found life in MLS generally an enjoyable experience, with David Beckham switching to LA Galaxy along with another former Lily Whites attacker Robbie Keane, whilst Tim Cahill and Thierry Henry ply their trade at New York Red Bulls.
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