It seems to be that everywhere Harry Redknapp goes, you will find Jermain Defoe, so if reports from the Daily Mirror are true the 32-year-old could be reunited with his former manager at Queens Park Rangers.
Since his summer switch to Toronto in the summer, Defoe sealed a loan switch back to White Hart Lane immediately where he would stay until the MLS season got underway in March. He scored one goal to mark his departure appropriately.
However, a move to America hasn't turned out to be as much of a dream as the Englishman expected. His manager, Ryan Nelsen was sacked after the club's plans to win the MLS Cup and gain play-off position status both failed.
So, with a transfer across the pond turning sour, Defoe is urgent to board the next plane back to England where he can be reunited with his manager once again at QPR who seem to be coping with life in the Premier League rather sustainably.
A prosperous partnership with red-hot striker Charlie Austin who has struck 11 goals in 15 games for the Hoop is being proposed by Redknapp, primarily helping them to a reasonable 16th position in the Premier League this campaign. QPR also have a formidable home formula this season at Loftus Road also, which has seen them lose just twice to visiting opposition this campaign.
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However, the Rangers boss didn't think that the club would be able to fund the transfer but subsequent to a meeting with chairman Tony Fernandes, Redknapp has been given the go ahead to land the striker who he so nearly signed in the summer.
When asked about the future of Defoe, Toronto general manager Tim Bezbatchenko stated "if someone comes with an offer, we'll consider it," according to the Daily Mirror.
Whilst Harry Redknapp is closely monitoring the progress of his former talismanic striker, his scouts are also keeping tabs on Blackburn Rovers forward Rudy Gestede in order to bolster Rangers' firepower even further to strike fear into the eyes of their opponents.
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