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Jermain Defoe convinced to move to MLS by Drake

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe looks to be on his way out of White Hart Lane, with Toronto FC his likely destination.

The 31-year-old received a personal phone call from Canadian rapper Drake, who has persuaded the outcast striker to make the move.

Drake's stardom has been used as a ploy by Toronto previously to attract big stars to the MLS team.

Defoe has reportedly agreed a four-year-deal with the Canadian side, worth a bumper £90,000-a-week plus free flights for him and his family, and two luxury houses.

The former West Ham forward is still confident of a place in England's upcoming World Cup squad, but understands moving to a foreign league that has less exposure, may harm his chances of catching Roy Hodgson's eye.

He recently refused to rule out a move away from Spurs, and spoke about the interest in him from other clubs: "I've heard links with Toronto and West Ham and as we get close to the transfer window you are going to get speculation.

"It's out of your hands, sometimes you end up leaving a club where you want to stay and sometimes you get in the team of a club you think you are leaving, you end up playing well and stay."

Defoe has 47 goals from 134 appearances for Spurs since he moved back in 2009, but has only one goal from 12 league outings. He was rarely a starter under Andre Villas-Boas, and grew frustrated.

The departure of the Portuguese boss may bring more starts for the Spurs No.18, but if the deal is already done, surely he can't go back on his 'Promise' to Drake.

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