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Tottenham outcast offered £5m-a-year MLS move

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Toronto FC are interested in bringing Tottenham Hotspur ace Jermain Defoe to North America.

Defoe has fallen out of favour at the London club since the £26m arrival of Spanish star Roberto Soldado from Valencia this summer.

The Spurs hitman has received a whopping £5million-a-year offer to quit English football for Major League Soccer in January.

The stunning package, put on the table by Toronto FC - including £90,000-a-week in salary – was an attempt to lure the “incredible” England striker away from White Hart Lane.

They do, however, face competition from Queens Park Rangers, with former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp set to make a renewed bid to persuade the 31-year-old to join their Championship promotion push.

Redknapp has openly admitted to wanting to bring Defoe to QPR and would offer him the opportunity to stay in England, albeit it by dropping down to the Championship

Defoe, however, may be tempted to up sticks for the MLS, with former Tottenham teammate Nelsen desperate to bring him in to Toronto, now he is manager.

"It would be incredible. I call him and text him all the time, him playing in Toronto would be phenomenal," Ryan Nelsen said of the Spurs man.

"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, and scores all sorts of goals."

Although, a switch abroad, at this point in Defoe’s career may prove to be a mistake, especially with an albeit slim chance of being selected for England's World Cup squad next summer not yet completely out of reach.


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