Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has agreed to join MLS side Toronto FC in the January transfer window after agreeing a a £90,000 a week deal, reports the Daily Mirror.

The 31-year-old - as a result - has ended recent speculation that he could either join former club West Ham or drop down to the Championship to play for former manager Harry Redknapp's QPR.

The England international will link up with with former teammate Ryan Nelsen who is now in charge of the Canadian side after the North London club accepted a £6million bid last night.

The former Portsmouth striker will sign a four-year deal but is expected to help the White Hart Lane outfit through their striker crises until the new MLS season kicks off in March.

Defoe has had an increasingly frustrating start to the 2013/2014 Premier League season, which has seen the recent purchase of Roberto Soldado from Valencia in the summer transfer window limit the London-born striker to just eight league appearances for Spurs.

The new look attacking partnership of Erik Lamela, Nacer Chadli and Soldado purchased in the summer for a combined price of £59.8 million have only scored nine goals in 13 league games between themselves, with Andre Villas-Boas hinting that the departure of Defoe would give him free reign to purchase another striker in January.

Defoe is understood to be desperate for games in order to boost his chances of playing for England in next summer's World Cup in Brazil and he will meet up with Roy Hodgson to discuss his move to the Canadian giants.

"Getting into a World Cup squad is based on merit and you have to play for your club," he recently said.

"As a forward, if you are not getting opportunities to play it will be difficult."

"It's important that everyone goes back to their clubs and plays games to try and impress the manager."

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