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Jermain Defoe | Forward

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/7/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 143

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Jermain Defoe will miss the opportunity to make his farewell appearance for Tottenham against Dnipro in the Europa League because of a hamstring injury.
Of course, Defoe joins Toronto on Friday after Spurs agreed to a £6million move last month, so it is disappointing for the player and the fans that he won't have the chance to bow out with a goal. The striker is fifth in the Premier League club's all-time goalscoring chart, having scored 143 goals in 363 appearances in two separate spells. Sandro and Kyle Walker are doubtful for the tie, while Danny Rose and Etienne Capoue miss out after both picked up knee injuries in Sunday's loss at Norwich. Roberto Soldado will be given another chance in attack as Spurs look to reverse a 1-0 first leg deficit. Feb 27 - 10:32 AM
Source: BBC Sport

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Jermaine Defoe took one last bow in front of fans at White Hart Lane, doing what he is known for, scoring a goal from off the bench, as Tottenham survived an early struggle to defeat Crystal Palace 2-0.

A fantastic send off to a solid Premier League striker who still has plenty left in the tank to make a splash in MLS. Spurs were sluggish in the first half of this one, looking for a while like they were reverting back to their anemic attacking ways under Andres Villas-Boas, but Christian Eriksen continued his fine run of form by scoring the opener in the 50th minute, set up by a flick on from Emmanuel Adebayor. Defoe then replaced an ineffective Roberto Soldado on the 58nd minute, and showed some nimble footwork in front of goal to create and finish for his final goal for Tottenham. Spurs are riding high right now and will try to keep it up in Wales next weekend when they visit an injury plagued Swansea side.

Tottenham have reached agreement with Toronto FC for the transfer of Jermain Defoe to the MLS side, with effect from February 28, 2014.

So Spurs officially confirm a move we already knew was happening. The date specified means Defoe will still be able to play for the North London club until the end of February, so it remains to be seen whether boss Tim Sherwood will dip in to the transfer market to buy a March-onwards back-up for Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor.

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe will sign for Toronto FC on Monday, Sky sources understand.

Toronto have been consistently linked with Defoe over the past three months and it appears that a huge salary has finally tempted the England international to North America, where he will join up with former team-mate Ryan Nelsen. Defoe was no longer first choice at White Hart Lane so the £6million transfer fee is solid business for a 31-year-old, but Spurs boss Tim Sherwood will now be forced in to the transfer market to buy a replacement to back-up Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 8 - 5:10 PM

Jermaine Defoe will make a $10 million transfer to MLS' Toronto FC. This was reported a few weeks ago, but now the Toronto Sun is coming out with confirmation.

The transfer fee and the $150,000 per week salary will both break MLS records. Defoe will be expected to make TFC respectable in MLS, and the $10 million should help Spurs find another striker to compete with Roberto Soldado and maybe Emmanuel Adebayor.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 12:30:00 AM

Jermain Defoe will sign for former teammate Ryan Nelsen's Toronto FC of Major League Soccer this January.

TFC have been consistently linked with Defoe and Italians Fabio Quagliarella and Alberto Gilardino. It appears that a huge salary (and a 6 million pound transfer fee for Spurs) has tempted the once-and-maybe-future England international to North America.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 09:33:00 PM

Jermain Defoe admits his chances of making England's World Cup squad will diminish if he keeps being overlooked by Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Defoe has been given opportunities in the Europa League and he's been scoring goal, but the England striker has been unable to displace Roberto Soldado in the Premier League. However, Tottenham continue to struggle for goals with just nine in eleven games so far in the league, so Andre Villas-Boas could be tempted to give Defoe a chance, perhaps alongside Soldado. Emmanuel Adebayor is another option, although he is currently out of favour with the manager.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 07:52:00 AM

Jermain Defoe is desperate to play more Premier League football but he insists he is not looking to leave Tottenham.

Defoe has been given opportunities in the Europa League and he's been scoring goal, but the England striker has been unable to displace Roberto Soldado in the Premier League. However, Tottenham continue to struggle for goals with just nine in eleven games so far in the league, so Andre Villas-Boas could be tempted to give Defoe a chance, perhaps alongside Soldado. Emmanuel Adebayor is another option, although he is currently out of favour with the manager.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 05:12:00 AM

Jermain Defoe converted a penalty against FC Sheriff to claim his 23rd European goal for the club, one more than club legend Martin Chivers managed during his time at White Hart Lane.

Defoe may have broken the club's European scoring record - and that is a fantastic achievement - but penalty aside he had a very quiet game. Expect to see him back on the bench against Newcastle on Sunday as Roberto Soldado is restored to the starting line-up.
Source: Daily Mail
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 04:15:00 AM

Jermaine Defoe said he regrets leaving West Ham in 2004 in what could be a hint at the Hammers management ahead of the January transfer window.

West Ham are in dire need of attacking power and Jermaine Defoe doesn't seem to be in Andre Villas-Boas' plans at Tottenham. Defoe has only started one game so far this season and could use the change of scenery to resurrect his career. At 31 years of age, Defoe shouldn't cost much and will probably be looking for a relatively short term deal if a new contract comes into play.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 01:44:00 PM

Toronto boss Ryan Nelsen has confirmed his interest in taking Jermain Defoe to Major League Soccer.

It seems unlikely that Defoe would consider a move to the MLS at this stage of his career, but the story raises the issue of his lack of game time at White Hart Lane. The England striker will be hoping to get a place in next summer's World Cup squad but a lot will depend on how often he plays for Tottenham. He has 6 goals so far this season but these have come in the Carling Cup and Europa league, and he's fallen behind the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck and Ricky Lambert in the international pecking order.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 12:28:00 PM

Jermain Defoe scored twice as Tottenham powered past Aston Villa and into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with a comfortable 4-0 away win.

Defoe impressed again with two goals and an assist and he could soon be pushing Roberto Soldado for a league start if this form continues. The improving Lewis Holtby had another excellent game with three assists while Paulinho and Nacer Chadli were also on the scoresheet. Andre Villas-Boas will be delighted with his team's start to the season - Tottenham have played nine games in all competitions, winning eight of them and conceding just one goal.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 05:06:00 PM

Jermain Defoe's double helped Tottenham run out comfortable 3-0 victors over Dinamo Tbilisi in the Europa League, with an 8-0 aggregate win leading them to the competition's group stages.

Defoe has been linked with a move away from the club throughout the summer, but with Emmanuel Adebayor set to leave, the England striker still has a big role to play in Tottenham's season. Roberto Soldado cannot play every match and Defoe showed he's keeping sharp with two well taken goals. Lewis Holtby also scored a cracker, his first for the club, as Spurs ran out easy winners.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 04:52:00 AM

With Roberto Soldado finally signed and sealed the rumors have started circulating about Jermain Defoe's future with WBA mentioned.

A forward line of Jermain Defoe and Nicholas Anelka with Shane Long as a third forward would certainly be a solid recovery from the loss of Lukaku and the fading/presumed departure of Peter Odemwingie. With the Gareth Bale situation still up in the air and Adebayor still on the block Spurs are probably not quite ready to sell Defoe. Depending on what happens with those two players though, Defoe might be a strong late-window pick-up for WBA or another club like QPR.
Source: TeamTalk.com
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Jermain Defoe grabbed a hat-trick in Tottenham's 6-0 Barclays Asia Trophy win over South China in Hong Kong.

There has been much speculation about Defoe's future over the summer, but he looked sharp in yesterday's match as he grabbed an assist and three well-taken goals. Andros Townsend & Clint Dempsey also bagged a goal each in a comfortable win on a horrendous pitch.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 09:35:00 AM