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Tottenham fans want club to sign 34-year-old star

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HITC have reported that some fans of Tottenham Hotspurs would be happy if the club were to re-sign veteran striker Jermain Defoe.

In January manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed that Defoe had asked the club to train with them whilst contracted to Toronto FC.

Defoe had hoped to keep his fitness levels high as he unsuccessfully tried to win a place in England’s 2014 World Cup squad. However Pochettino did admit earlier in the year that he has been impressed by the 34-year-old’s performances for struggling Sunderland

“When he was back from Toronto, he asked to train here to keep his fitness,” he said to The Sun. “That moment wasn’t a situation to consider signing him — then he moved to Sunderland and now he’s doing a fantastic job.”

Should Sunderland be relegated, Defoe may be able to be snapped up for free. He may also be a good signing for Spurs as he will provide good support for Harry Kane and his presence could benefit younger players in the squad.

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  1. That would be the 2nd time back ..beating Robbie Keane’s, Teddy Sheringham’s and Jurgen Klinnsman’s ‘once only’ returns. You’ve got to love Defoe, and I’ve always wanted him to do well wherever he plays his football, but I’m not sure a return to Tottenham would be in his or our best interests. He would also be used mostly as a makeshift at Spurs, whereas I’m sure he’d want to play as often as possible for as long as possible. Poch wants every player to be hardworking and Defoe is a poacher (not exactly in the Jimmy Greaves mould, but still a poacher who doesn’t really want to work the channels, especially at 34). Also, remember too that Defoe on his other occasions at Spurs was not always a first choice because of his profligacy in front of goal.
    Under Martin Jol, Berbatov and Keane saw more game time, and under Harry (with that great midfield of Modric/Parker/VDV and wing play of Bale and Lennon creating chances galore) he missed a lot of game changing opportunities in front of goal. Having said that, he still scored many goals for us, and deserves to go down in history as a fine and well loved Spurs player – if not a legend. But no, anymore than Saha when he came in for a few months, we don’t need him and he doesn’t need us. We need to be bringing through some fresh Poch molded strikers from within or from lower leagues, or some of the best young talent in Europe. We’ve been down the route (many times in the last 20 years) of bringing in players near the end of their career, which so called ‘bigger’ clubs no longer want, but it’s not for this new Tottenham Hotspur anymore.

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