Defoe admits he wants out of Portsmouth for Tottenham move

Jermain Defoe wants to leave Portsmouth to link up with former boss Harry Redknapp at Tottenham.

Jermain Defoe wants to leave Portsmouth to link up with former boss Harry Redknapp at Tottenham.

"If Portsmouth can agree an acceptable deal with Tottenham I would like the opportunity to talk to them," the 26 year old told the Sunday Mirror.
"I've enjoyed my time immensely here, but I can't deny that Harry Redknapp's departure as manager hit me hard particularly because he was the reason why I joined Portsmouth in the first place.

"I have a great deal of respect for Tony Adams and what he's trying to achieve. We have a very good working relationship.

"But I left Tottenham to join Portsmouth with the intention of working with Harry for a considerable time to come.

"I could have gone to other clubs when I left Tottenham, but I wanted to work with Harry."

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