Jermain Defoe: Drake convinced me to join Toronto - video

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Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has revealed he was convinced to join Toronto FC by Canadian rapper Drake.

Defoe reportedly had a number of options in the MLS but decided to join Toronto FC following a phone call from Drake.

The Canadian, who was born in Toronto, is a big fan of the football club as well as the state's NBA side - the Toronto Raptors.

Defoe, speaking to George Stroumboulopoulos on CBC, revealed he thought his former Tottenham teammates were pretending to be Drake.

"I thought it was a wind up. I thought it was one of the players at Tottenham just trying to wind me up.

"I played it cool by leaving it for a bit and then I asked him a few questions and I was like wow.

"He's a gifted guy - so it was amazing to get the phone call."

Defoe, who is still hoping to be named in Roy Hodgson's 23-man England squad, has scored three goals in three games since moving to the MLS.

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