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Jermain Defoe could make return to Premier League from MLS

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Jermain Defoe has been in fine form since moving to Major League Soccer, registering seven goals in just eight performances for Toronto FC.

Such fine form has not gone unnoticed by one of his former managers it seems, with reports suggesting that Harry Redknapp is keen to bring Defoe back to the English Premier League on a loan deal.

Various sources claim Redknapp, who coached Defoe during spells at West Ham, Portsmouth, and Tottenham Hotspur, is now keen to manage the striker for a fourth different club with Queens Park Rangers readying themselves for the 2014-15 Premier League campaign.

The move would not affect Defoe's current employer, Toronto FC, however with a loan deal in the MLS off-season the most likely scenario.

That would limit Defoe to just two months with QPR between January and February 2015 should the move materialize.

Never one to shy away from a deal, Harry Redknapp would not be the first manager to bring a player from the North American league in on loan.

The likes of Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy/ Aston Villa), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy/ Everton), Thierry Henry (NYRB/ Arsenal) and most recently Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders/ Fulham) having found game time abroad once the MLS season was complete.

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