Toronto FC manager Ryan Nelsen has admitted his interest in bringing Jermain Defoe across the Atlantic to Major League Soccer.
The former Blackburn Rovers captain had just completed his first season in charge of the Canadian MLS outfit, but already has one eye on the forthcoming season.
Nelsen wants to bring in new faces and one of the players linked with a move to American soccer is his former Tottenham teammate Jermain Defoe, according to Sky Sports.
Defoe has found himself in Roberto Soldado's shadow this season and has started just one match so far.
When asked by Canada's TSN network of the possibility of Defoe joining his side, he said: 'That's not a serious question, is it?
"Jermain Defoe in this league? Look what [Marco] Di Vaio has done! My goodness - incredible player.
"One of the most natural goalscorers I have ever come across. Always out training, always trying to score, a great guy.
"To get a guy like Defoe for the MLS, I cannot think of many that are more suited. I think if you ask most Premier League teams, they would take Defoe.
"It would be incredible. I call him and text him all the time,' said Nelsen, confirming he stays in touch with the Tottenham striker.
"Him playing in Toronto would be phenomenal. If you look around the world and try and think of a realistic player - and I am not sure how realistic he is - that complements a league like ours, never gets injured, doesn't drink, can play high, low, scores all sorts of goals - do you know something I don't? Can you go over and sell it to him?"
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