Jermain Defoe To Join MLS Team Toronto FC

Jermain Defoe

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham says striker Jermain Defoe has agreed to join MLS team Toronto FC at the end of February.

The 31-year-old Defoe has scored 142 goals during two spells at Tottenham and is the club’s top scorer in European competitions.

Tottenham has at least nine matches to play before Defoe leaves for the MLS, which starts in March.

Defoe says “everybody knows how much this club means to me and I will play my heart out for the team and the fans until my last kick for the club.”

Tottenham also announced an advertising and marketing deal with Toronto’s owners, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and a friendly with the club on July 23 as part of the transfer.

Source: Associated Press