Adams: I may've convinced Defoe to quit Portsmouth

Portsmouth boss Tony Adams admits Jermain Defoe may have played his last game for the club.

Portsmouth boss Tony Adams admits Jermain Defoe may have played his last game for the club.

Adams said: “Chairman Peter Storrie had a meeting with Jermain last Wednesday, which I sat in on, and Jermain expressed a desire to leave.

“Peter is talking to a few clubs about him. The final decision will be mine and I have a price in mind of what I think he’s worth.”

Adams fears that omitting Defoe against Liverpool and Arsenal may have been a factor in his decision to go.

He said: “I left Jermain out of those games for tactical reasons and he was very upset. If those decisions influenced his desire to leave, then I am sorry.

“He is a superb player and great goalscorer but I have not made up my mind whether or not I am going to sell him.

“I have to make a call on that like I had to with Lassana Diarra when Real Madrid came knocking.

“If I wanted to play him against Bristol City I could because he is still a Portsmouth player but it looks as if his illness has taken that out of my hands.”

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