Toronto FC will need to brace themselves again during the January transfer window after it was revealed that QPR will renew their interest in Jermain Defoe.
The MLS side miraculously managed to keep the England international striker on board despite interest from several EPL sides before the August transfer deadline closed.
Defoe attracted an array of viable suitors including QPR, Hull City and even Arsenal, but Toronto FC blocked any possible move.
Not giving in
However, according to the Independent, QPR boss Harry Redknapp has reiterated his desire to come at Toronto again in January with a fresh offer that's too good to refuse.
"We tried all day with Jermain Defoe. He was keen to come," Redknapp told Talksport. "We agreed a deal with Toronto but they wouldn’t release him now. We could do a deal and then take him in January but we wanted to get someone in today.
"There is every chance he will come in January. I’m a big fan of Jermain’s. Almost certainly, I think we will [go back in for him]. I’ve signed him so many times. I’ve taken him everywhere."
Deserted by England
Defoe has had a successful start to life in Major League Soccer, scoring 11 times in his first 16 games for Toronto. But having missed out on England's World Cup squad, it's likely that Defoe wants to give the EPL, and a shot at England selection, one last try.
It is understood that Defoe's desire was to go back to England, meaning that a wantaway striker is yet another problem that Toronto have right now.
Torrid time for Toronto
After a huge outlay of money on their current roster before the start of the current MLS season, big things were expected of Toronto. But it hasn't quite materialized for them, and Ryan Nelsen felt the brunt of things when he was sacked from his head coaching position last week.
It's safe to say things aren't going well for Toronto FC right now, and Harry Redknapp's latest comments will have only made them feel ten times worse.