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Tottenham's Defoe will be perfect MLS striker - Toronto boss Nelsen

Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen is confident that Jermain Defoe will be a hit in Major League Soccer.

The 31-year old English striker will officially join the Reds at the end of February after signing a long-term MLS deal and his coach-to-be Nelsen feels he will bring plenty to the burgeoning competition.

"I always said to everybody that Jermain would be the perfect MLS striker," the New Zealand great told MLSsoccer.com.

"With the skills and attributes that he has and the weaknesses that I see in the MLS defenses, I think they collide very nicely.

"We got along really well at Tottenham, so I got to see firsthand what type of man he is, what type of player he is and what type of character he is."

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