Jermain Defoe RUMORS & NEWS

  • Sunderland's Jermain Defoe frustrated by lack of 1st team opportunities

    The Score "Jermain Defoe has started six of Sunderland's opening nine games this season, but the former England international has voiced his displeasure at being left on the bench. At 33, he says he needs to play regularly and hopes new manager Sam Allardyce will hand him the opportunity to let his goals..." October 21

  • Jermain Defoe keen to quit Sunderland for a club in the south despite signing just seven months ago

    Daily Mirror "Jermain Defoe could be on the way out at Sunderland just seven months after arriving, writes Tom Hopkinson in the Sunday People. The 32-year-old striker is understood to be keen to move back south and the Black Cats may sell the former England man to fund new signings. Defoe signed a..." August 16

  • I want to play for my country! Jermain Defoe eyes England return

    The Express "The striker insists his international career is anything but in the past, as he revealed for the first time his devastation at being omitted from Hodgson's World Cup squad last summer. Defoe insists his 12-month stint in the MLS wasn't a mistake, even though it played a significant part in..." January 21

  • Defoe-Altidore swap done, allocation process looms for Toronto FC target

    TSN "TSN has learned Toronto FC has agreed to swap striker Jermain Defoe to Sunderland AFC of the Barclays Premier League with US Men's National team striker Jozy Altidore and cash heading to Major League Soccer. The cash amount received has not been disclosed at this time but is believed to be..." January 14

  • Jermain Defoe set for return to Premier League with Leicester City

    The Guardian "Jermain Defoe is set to join Leicester City from Toronto FC. The Premier League’s bottom club have jumped to the front of the queue for the striker’s signature, ahead of Queens Park Rangers, among others, and they are confident of closing the deal. Harry Redknapp, the QPR manager, is on record..." January 03

  • Harry Redknapp confirms interest in Jermain Defoe but fears QPR will be priced out of move for Toronto striker

    Daily Mail "Harry Redknapp has admitted QPR are trying to sign Jermain Defoe but fears a deal could be beyond the club's financial reach. Sportsmail revealed that Defoe has flown back to London to thrash out his future, with QPR leading contenders for his signature. Toronto FC would prefer to..." December 24

  • Harry Redknapp jets to Malaysia to discuss Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch with his chairman

    Daily Mirror "Relegation-threatened Hoops' boss pulled out of TV pundit duty on Bournemouth vs Liverpool cup tie in favour of summit about potential January signings Harry Redknapp cancelled a TV appearance to make a whistle-stop trip to Malaysia to meet with chairman Tony Fernandes. Queens Park Rangers..." December 18

  • Harry Redknapp keen to sign Jermain Defoe for QPR – but no deal done yet

    The Guardian "Harry Redknapp is keen to sign Jermain Defoe for QPR in January but said a deal has not already been agreed for the former Tottenham striker. Redknapp has signed Defoe twice before for Portsmouth and Spurs, and reports suggest a transfer has been agreed with Toronto. The 32-year-old, who has..." November 06

  • Report: QPR has “deal in place” to sign Jermain Defoe from Toronto FC in January

    Pro Soccer Talk "The deal to bring Jermain Defoe to Loftus Road could go from rumor to reality in January if the numbers in The London Evening Standard are any indication. A weekly wage of $144,000 would certainly pique the interest of most players, even with Defoe’s current Major League Soccer salary of $8..." November 04

  • Jermain Defoe reveals ‘hurt’ over Toronto FC comments, future plans

    Pro Soccer Talk "It’s very likely Jermain Defoe will not be a Toronto FC player or in Major League Soccer next season, but he wants to make sure a few things are put straight. In August, following the firing of head coach Ryan Nelsen who was instrumental in bringing Defoe to the club, the England international..." October 28

  • Jermain Defoe could still make Premier League move... despite Toronto chief insisting striker is committed to MLS

    Daily Mail "Jermain Defoe is committed to Toronto, but the boss of the Major League Soccer franchise refused to rule out the prospect of a January move for the former England striker. Defoe was linked with a return to the Premier League this summer, just a few months after joining Toronto, but is committed..." October 08

  • Jermain Defoe left heartbroken by England World Cup snub

    Daily Mail "Being overlooked for England's World Cup squad broke Jermain Defoe's heart and provided him with the lowest moment of his career, the Toronto FC striker has claimed. Defoe, who has 55 caps to his name, was told by Roy Hodgson at the weekend that he would not be going to Brazil this..." May 14

  • Jermain Defoe expected to return this weekend for Toronto

    Pro Soccer Talk "With all the adulation Clint Dempsey has received during his recent surge, it’s easy to forget that’s another former Tottenham attacker is also scoring at a better than goal-per-90 rate. That Jermain Defoe hasn’t played since the fourth week of the season has helped keep him from competing with..." May 01

  • Defoe has played last Tottenham game after being ruled out against Dnipro

    Sky Sports "Jermain Defoe has played his last game for Tottenham after being ruled out of the Europa League last-32 second-leg tie against Dnipro at White Hart Lane on Thursday. Defoe, 31, did not train ahead of the game because of a hamstring injury and Spurs head coach Tim Sherwood confirmed he would not..." February 26

  • Defoe expected to arrive to complete TFC transfer from Spurs

    TSN "Jermain Defoe is expected to arrive in Canada this weekend to complete his transfer to Toronto FC from Tottenham Hotspur. The England international will put the finishing touches to his move to North America for an MLS record transfer fee, in excess of $10 million, and earn himself a bumper pay..." January 08

  • Toronto FC to make Jermain Defoe highest-paid MLS player ever

    Toronto Sun "Until now, he was little more than an "if" around MLS circles -- a world-class attacker Toronto FC supporters and media talked about with both cautious optimism and uncertainty. Still distrustful from the Diego Forlan fiasco this past season, TFC supporters have been patiently standing by,..." December 17

  • Jermain Defoe wants to win back England place and be a World Cup hero

    Daily Mirror "Jermain Defoe has signalled his desire to win back his England place and be on the plane to Brazil. The Spurs striker is conscious of how quickly fortunes can change in football. He reflected on how manager Andre Villas-Boas has fought back from being under pressure after the Manchester City..." December 08

  • Tottenham's Jermain Defoe agrees transfer to Toronto of MLS in January

    Daily Mirror "Jermain Defoe has agreed an incredible £90,000-a-week switch to Major League Soccer side Toronto FC. The 31-year-old Tottenham and England striker has shattered the hopes of domestic clubs bidding to land him in January by accepting a stunning four-year offer to move to Canada. Defoe said..." November 27

  • Tottenham Hotspur place £6.5m price tag on Jermain Defoe

    SoccerNews "Tottenham Hotspur have slapped a £6.5 million price tag on star striker Jermain Defoe, according to The Times. The England international has seen little playing time since the arrival of Roberto Soldado, and has yet to register the first Premier League goal of the season. This has led to..." November 22

  • Tottenham striker Defoe has hinted at a possible January exit "Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe has hinted at a possible January exit to enhance his prospects of making the World Cup squad. Defoe, who came on as a second-half substitute against Chile on Friday night, remains in Roy Hodgson's thoughts but accepts that regular playing time at club..." November 16

  • Jermain Defoe insists he doesn't want to leave Tottenham

    Sky Sports "Jermain Defoe is desperate to play more Premier League football but he insists he is not looking to leave Tottenham. The England striker has made just one start in the league this season, and seven substitute appearances - and is yet to find the net. That is in stark contrast to his form in..." November 14

  • Jermain Defoe NOT leaving Tottenham for MLS, insists boss Andre Villas-Boas

    Daily Mirror "Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas insists out of favour striker Jermain Defoe is going nowhere despite reported interest from the MLS. Ryan Nelsen - who played for Spurs under Harry Redknapp in 2012 and is now managing Toronto FC - declared his interest in the England international..." November 03

  • Tottenham's Jermain Defoe offered transfer to Canada on £90,000 a week

    Daily Mirror "Jermain Defoe has received a whopping £5million-a-year offer to quit Spurs for Major League Soccer in January. Toronto FC have put a stunning package - including £90,000-a-week in salary - on the table to try to tempt the “incredible” England striker away from the White Hart Lane club. They..." October 31

  • Toronto FC interested in signing Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe

    Sky Sports "Toronto boss Ryan Nelsen has confirmed his interest in taking Jermain Defoe to Major League Soccer. The former New Zealand international has just completed his first season in charge of the Canadian outfit, but he is already looking towards next year. One of those names linked to a move..." October 30

  • Tottenham Manager Pleased With Form Shown By Striker Jermain Defoe

    Caught Off Side "AVB hails backup striker for fighting for place. Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas says he is pleased with the form Jermain Defoe is showing for the club whenever he gets an opportunity according to Sky Sports. After an indifferent season in front of goal last year with just 11 strikes in..." October 05

  • Tottenham ready to shake-up strikers and sell Emmanuel Adebayor or Jermain Defoe

    Daily Mirror "Adebayor is being eyed by Stoke whereas Defoe has been a target of QPR Hardline Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is determined to shake-up his strikers – and is keen to offload Emmanuel Adebayor. Spurs are ready to ship out the Togo international or Jermain Defoe. German Champions League..." August 30

  • Tottenham have told QPR that it will cost them £6million to land Defoe

    Sporting Preview "Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is keen to raise funds from squad players such as Defoe in the belief that Real Madrid target Gareth Bale will be staying at White Hart Lane next season. It's all gone very quiet on the Bale front with no news at all coming from the negotiations that are supposed to..." August 11

  • Besiktas switch their attentions to QPR target Defoe after failing to sign Spurs team-mate Adebayor

    Daily Mail "Besiktas have switched their attention to Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe after reaching an impasse in their pursuit of his team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor. The Turks managed by former West Ham man Slaven Bilic are ready to rival QPR for the 29-year-old England international and are willing to pay..." August 06

  • Stoke eye Jermain Defoe as Mark Hughes looks to reunite with Peter Crouch

    Daily Mirror "Jermain Defoe is a target for new Stoke boss Mark Hughes – who wants to ­reunite the England striker with Peter Crouch, write Dave Kidd and Tom Hopkinson of the Sunday People. Tottenham are seeking a buyer for £6million-rated Defoe and Sparky is keen to bring him to the Britannia..." July 06

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