Tottenham striker Defoe: I always wanted to play in MLS

Toronto FC signing Jermain Defoe says playing in MLS was always a career goal. The England striker is leaving Tottenham for TFC.

Toronto FC signing Jermain Defoe says playing in MLS was always a career goal.

The England striker is leaving Tottenham for TFC.

"In life when a massive opportunity comes your way, sometimes it is not always easy, leaving your home town and the club you have been with for nine years - to come here and have a reception like that is such a great feeling. I feel at home already," Defoe said.

"I come here and know I will give something, not for the wrong reasons, but to do my best for the club to win trophies.

"It is important for me that I still feel sharp and strong.

"I will give 100 per cent every game, work hard like I have always done and hopefully bring a lot of goals to the team, to win trophies (because) that is what it is about."

Defoe continued: "I can’t wait to get started and to showcase my skills in a different league.

"For me it is a dream come true because it is always something I wanted to do (play in the MLS), even before I was aware of the interest (from Toronto).

"I feel blessed and honoured. I am looking forward to it so much."

 
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