The Croatian playmaker is reportedly on the verge of joining Real Madrid and although Defoe doesnâ€™t know whatâ€™s happening, he does know that his Spurs teammate will do well if he does depart North London.
"Luka is a fantastic player. A lot has gone on. As players we don't know what's gone on," said Defoe following his winner for England in last nightâ€™s friendly against Italy.
"He's been at the club â€“ and he's been good for the club to be honest. If he does end up going, for us it is hard to lose someone like that.
"But, for him, I would say good luck to him because he's a fantastic player."