Jermain Defoe linked with QPR transfer

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Toronto FC striker Jermain Defoe has been linked with a surprise return to the Premier League with Harry Rednapp's Queens Park Rangers.

The veteran striker has been rumoured to be close to a return to England's top flight on loan. According to ESPN, the deal would see Defoe return on a loan move to QPR on the final day of the summer transfer window .

Proven goalscorer

During an established career in the Premier League, Defoe was a regular goalscorer currently ranking 14th in the history of the division.

A proven goalscorer may just be what QPR need having only scored once this season.The striker made the move to MLS five months ago, rejecting offers from numerous English clubs in favour of a move to North America.

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A return to QPR would see Defoe reunite with former boss Harry Rednapp. Defoe worked under Rednapp during spells at West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth. The move comes following the departure of Loic Remy to Chelsea.

Lack of options

The departure of Remy has left QPR short with just two out-and-out strikers in Bobby Zamora and Charlie Austin. With less than 24 hours before the closure of the transfer window the signing of Defoe would bolster the Hoops' attacking potential and increase the clubs chances of survival at Loftus Road.

He would join a side with some much-needed confidence after registering their first win of the season against Sunderland at the weekend, with Austin scoring the crucial goal in a 1-0 victory.

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