Spurs’ striker to be offered cross-London lifeline – reports

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QPR are set to test Spurs’ resolve and make a big money offer for out-of-favour marksman Jermain Defoe.


Neil Warnock has been handed a £15million January war chest by club owner Tony Fernandes, and plans to take a big chunk of it to White Hart Lane.


The Daily Mail are reporting that Spurs would be willing to listen to offers upwards of £10million for a player who scored only four goals last season.


The England international has found playing opportunities hard to come by in the past 18 months, with Harry Redknapp preferring a system that deploys a lone striker – a role Defoe has failed to excel in previously.


The former West Ham man is still regarded as one of the Barclays Premier League’s top goal-getters, and Warnock is one of his numerous admirers.


The capture of Defoe would prove to be a massive coup for a side only promoted last season, and would bring some much needed quality finishing to the Hoops' forward line.


Warnock is looking for some Premier League nous up front, as his two other summer striking recruits, Jay Bothroyd and DJ Campbell, have so far proved unable to find the net regularly.


Heidar Helguson has been in good form recently, but he does not have proven Premier League pedigree – something Warnock believes is essential for his side to maintain their impressive start to the season.

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