An interesting move on the transfer market will be formalized Monday morning. English striker Jermain Defoe (31 years old) will transfer to Major League Soccer, at Toronto, team that will lend him to his current club Tottenham until the summer.
The English international has already taken flight to Canada to negotiate details of the contract, and sources in England claim that the deal has been signed. Former West Ham and Portsmouth striker would have a year and a half of contract with Spurs, but at Toronto will earn 100,000 euros per week, for a period of four years.
The Daily Telegraph writes that Defoe has advised extensively with coach Roy Hodgson before deciding to move to Toronto, the team that plays and Ryan Nelsen, former Tottenham player. Defoe would have been persuaded to play in MLS boyh by Nelsen and rapper Drake, a close friend of the striker.
Toronto and Tottenham agreed the striker to remain at White Hart Lane until the end of March, when the championship starts in MLS, following Defoe to reach in top form at the World Cup in 2014. Defoe reached reserve at Tottenham, where Tim Sherwood prefers attackers as Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor.
If the early season Tottenham was accused of not scoring goals, since Andre Villas-Boas’s departure from White Hart Lane team seems to do better in attack, Sherwood’s strikers being more determined in front of the opposite goal. At least Adebayor, who seems to have started in good shape the new year.