The ex-Tottenham central-defender has completed his first season in charge at Toronto and is already looking at prospective transfer targets.
And he said: "[He is] One of the most natural goalscorers I have ever come across. Always out training, always trying to score, a great guy.
"To get a guy like Defoe for the MLS, I cannot think of many that are more suited. I think if you ask most Premier League teams, they would take Defoe.
"It would be incredible. I call him and text him all the time. Him playing in Toronto would be phenomenal.
"If you look around the world and try and think of a realistic player - and I am not sure how realistic he is - that complements a league like ours, never gets injured, doesn't drink, can play high, low, scores all sorts of goals."
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