The club released an official statement via Twitter on Friday morning:
Tim Sherwood said the move was a positive step for the England striker:
"This is a great opportunity for Jermain and he feels it is one that he wishes to pursue."
"Everybody knows how much this club means to me. I will play my heart out for the team and the fans until my last kick for the club."
A pre-season friendly was agreed as part of the deal, and Defoe will probably line-up against his old side. Tottenham announced:
"[The] third game of US Pre Season Tour announced against Toronto FC – July 23, 2014."
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