Tottenham Hotspur have announced that Jermain Defoe has been signed by MLS side Toronto FC. The transfer of the England and Tottenham forward will take effect on February 28, which will give Defoe time to either continue playing for Tottenham or be loaned to another English club to stay “in front of” Roy Hodgson to improve his chances of making the England World Cup 2014 squad.
In other news, Tottenham Hotspur have announced that they will play Toronto FC on July 23 as part of their 2014 North American tour. Tottenham has already confirmed friendlies against Seattle and Chicago for this summer. North London neighbors Arsenal are also planning on playing in North America after the World Cup.
The club adds that “The transfer of Jermain to Toronto FC also sees the start of an Advertising Rights Agreement with club owners Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. which includes promotional, branding, experiential activities, advertising, broadcasting, social media and digital rights across the 4-year agreement and at all MLSE properties and media sites. MLSE will stock, promote and sell official THFC merchandise at all their retail outlets and support the THFC Official Canadian Supporter’s Club.”
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