Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe is on the radar of league strugglers Leicester City and Queens Park Rangers following his impressive start in the MLS with Toronto FC, according to The Sun.
The England International was on the verge for signing for the west London outfit before opting for a new challenge in the MLS. The 32-year-old, who looks likely to return to England in January, will be one of the main targets for under pressure QPR boss Harry Redknapp, who has managed the London-born player for both Portsmouth and Tottenham.
The want-away striker is desperate to complete a move back to the Premier League to be in contention for Roy Hodgson’s England side just in time for Euro 2016.
Toronto Fall Out
Defoe has supposedly fallen out with his current side, after reports in Canada speculated that his mother, Sandra, is heavily involved as to why his contract at Toronto may come to a premature end.
The CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), Tim Leiweke, has said that getting Defoe to Canada was a struggle in the first place, due to the demands of his mother, which included having rap star Drake and basketball great LeBron James make a fuss of her. On top of that the multi-layered contract that Defoe signed with Toronto included luxury accommodation for his mum, the Daily Mail reported.
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Premier League Legend
The Englishman has made 379 appearances in the Premier League, playing for West Ham United, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur on two separate occasions.
The Spurs legend is in a elite band of players that have scored 100+ goals in the Premier League, with Defoe having managed to notch 123 goals in top flight.