Defoe is joining Toronto FC this month.
â€śI suppose it would have felt weird going to another Premier League club and playing against Tottenham,â€ť said the England forward. â€śIâ€™ve been here a long time, all my friends are here and a lot of the boys have been here a while too now.
â€śIt will be difficult when I leave but thatâ€™s part and parcel of playing football, players move on. Iâ€™m also looking forward to the next challenge.
â€śToronto is a club that wants to go places and theyâ€™re proving that with the players theyâ€™ve brought in. Itâ€™s a fantastic city with lovely people who are so focused not just on football but on their sport in general. They enjoy it, embrace it and to be a part of it, itâ€™s special for my family and I.
â€śIâ€™m really looking forward to going, but leaving Spurs is going to be tough. Itâ€™s been truly amazing here.â€ť
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