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Jermain Defoe Will Be Loaned Back to Spurs Until March After Completing Toronto FC Transfer

jermain defoe Jermain Defoe Will Be Loaned Back to Spurs Until March After Completing Toronto FC Transfer

Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe is on the verge of being signed by Toronto FC for a reported transfer fee of £6million, but Toronto will loan the footballer back to Tottenham until March when the MLS season begins, according to the Haringey Independent newspaper.

Toronto’s first game of the 2014 MLS season is on March 15 when the team plays Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field. By Toronto loaning Defoe back to Tottenham Hotspur until March, this will give Spurs manager Tim Sherwood the option of pulling Defoe into the squad for important upcoming games against Manchester City (January 29), Everton (February 9), Newcastle (February 12), Cardiff (March 2) and Chelsea (March 8), among many others.

Hear: Our exclusive interview with Jermain Defoe.

By continuing to be available for Tottenham Hotspur on loan until March, this will help Defoe’s chances of making the England squad for World Cup 2014.

The deal that will see Toronto FC sign Defoe is scheduled to be completed on Monday, with Defoe reportedly set to earn £90,000 per week.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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