Oct 26, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto FC fans show their support during a game against the Montreal Impact at BMO Field.Toronto FC won 1-0.

Tottenham’s Jermain Defoe in Toronto to complete transfer


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.

“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.

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