Tottenham confirm Jermain Defoe will join MLS side Toronto FC in February

Jermain Defoe. Photo: PA

Tottenham have confirmed that striker Jermain Defoe is leaving the club to join Major League Soccer side Toronto FC.

The 31-year-old has been the subject of interest from the Canadian club for some time and on Friday morning Spurs confirmed the England international was leaving.

The deal will be effective from February 28 meaning Defoe has the opportunity to add to his 142 goals for the White Hart Lane club.

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We have reached agreement with Toronto FC for the transfer of Jermain Defoe to the MLS side, with effect from February 28, 2014

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Jermain: 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.