Tottenham Hotspur star Jermain Defoe has arrived in Canada this weekend to complete his transfer to Toronto FC of the MLS. The transfer fee in excess of $10 million will be a record for the MLS and he will reportedly earn about $150,000 a week.
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“Jermain Defoe in this league? Look what Di Vaio has done! My goodness – incredible player,” Toronto head coach Ryan Nelsen said, via TSN. “One of the most natural goal scorers I have ever come across. Always out training, always trying to score, a great guy. To get a guy like Defoe for MLS, I cannot think of many that are more suited. It would be incredible.”
During the 2012-13 season, Defoe scored 11 goals in 34 Premier League matches with Tottenham. Defoe has found himself relegated to a substitute role this season.