The Daily Mirror reports that Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, who has been linked with a January move to MLS, has been offered a whopping $8 million per year deal to move to join Ryan Nelson’s Toronto FC. However, the report notes that the 31-year-old, who has eight goals in 13 appearances so far this season, is also in the sights of Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp.
“He is one of the most natural goalscorers I have ever come across,” Nelsen said recently of Defoe. “Always out training, always trying to score. To get a guy like Defoe for 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. 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.”
Toronto FC is also reportedly looking at injured Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella, although the player's agent insists that any move for the 30-year-old wouldn’t be completed until next summer.
The Mirror claims that Spurs, meanwhile, is looking to increase competition for places up front for first-choice striker Roberto Soldado, and is set to bring exiled striker Emmanuel Adebayor back from the cold in addition to possibly bidding $24 million for Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato.