Toronto FC signing Defoe: I wasn't intending to leave Spurs

Jermain Defoe insists he wasn't planning to leave Tottenham. Defoe has joined Toronto FC in MLS.

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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