This could be the saddest news for England fans as one of the most prolific strikers to play in the Premier League, Jermain Defoe, has said to have agreed a fee and wages with Candian MLS side, Toronto FC.

The contract is expected to be around £90,000 a week on a four year deal.

Defoe has spoken out this season about how he desperately needs regular first team football and that it deeply upsets him that Spurs do not start him more often (upsets me too). 

Defoe has played in eight league games this season and but has failed to score, but he has scored nine in seven from other competitions which just shows why he is one of the best strikers at England. 

Defoe struggles to get into the Tottenham starting side because of new signing Roberto Soldado, who has struggled himself to fit in to English football, scoring more than half his goals from the penalty spot for his new side. 

Defoe has scored more goals than Soldado this season, but Soldado has a larger price tag and also Andre Villas-Boas is blind to Defoe's ability but either way, the Premier League will be losing an awesome player to the MLS. 

If Defoe does go in January, what does that mean for his England spot?

He is meant to be having a meeting with England manager, Roy Hodgson about whether he can still get a spot in Brazil even if he's in a different continent.

Defoe has been edged out as the first choice striker because of his lack of starts for club and also the recent form of Liverpool front man, Daniel Sturridge.

Defoe has scored 19 goals in 55 games for his nation and was the reason for why England managed to avoid the full embarrassment of being knocked out of the easiest group of the 2010 World Cup with his goal against Slovenia. 

If he isn't picked he will definitely be a huge miss for England as at the moment, Sturridge and Rooney has been a non-working combo. Defoe might be 31, but he's still got it.

He can score goals whenever he gets the chance, probably eight times out of ten, Defoe will score. 

His move to Toronto might be squandered if Villas-Boas starts to think straight and picks Defoe over Soldado, then Defoe will stop complaining about not being picked. 

It is rumoured that Defoe will end his career at Toronto if he signs for them even though he said in the past that Spurs is where he would like to end.

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