Jermain Defoe insists he wasn't planning to leave Tottenham.

Defoe has joined Toronto FC in MLS.

He told Sky Sports: "I wasn't looking for a move, I was at Tottenham for a long time and enjoyed my time there.

"I keep saying I had a special relationship with the fans and the club. I had a lot of friends there, a lot of the boys had been there for a long time.

"I wasn't looking to move, but it got to the situation where I wasn't playing. I was playing European games and I felt sharper then ever, scoring goals.

"I was hoping to get the opportunity to play in the league, something every player wants to do, and I just wasn't getting the opportunity and there was no explanation for it.

"So I thought if a club does come in for me, then I have to consider it."

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