Sunday 18 February 2018

Jermain Defoe might leave Tottenham Hotspur in search of first-team football

JERMAIN Defoe has hinted that he might leave Tottenham Hotspur in an effort to secure more playing time elsewhere.

Despite not being first choice striker this season Defoe has still managed to score 17 goals – a tally which caught the eye of England manager Roy Hodgson, who named him in the squad for Euro 2012 ahead of Daniel Sturridge and Peter Crouch.

Defoe had been touted as a possible departure in the January transfer window, especially after manager Harry Redknapp signed Louis Saha from Everton, but he has remained in the hope that his chances will improve.

But with Emmanuel Adebayor's loan move from Manchester City looking likely to be made permanent, Defoe could find himself pushed even further down the pecking order, and that has left him unsure about where his future lies.

When asked about his commitment to Tottenham by TalkSport, Defoe admitted: “It’s a difficult one. I’ve never said I want to leave the club, I’ve just said I want to play.

“As a forward you just want to get some sort of rhythm and a run in the team. That wasn’t the case towards the end of the season.

“I’m just going to see what happens. I’m going to concentrate on England and Euro 2012.

"The most important thing for me is scoring goals and that’s when I’m at my happiest.”

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