Jermain Defoe is a bit of a weird one. First he picks up a reputation as a bit of a spoiled child after his departure from West Ham, then he’s pushed to to the fringes of the Spurs squad where months and months of speculation about his future come to nothing. Even after Juande Ramos told the little man he can leave if he wants, it seems Defoe is just too fond of
the high life in London Spurs to consider moving elsewhere,
“The manager has said I can leave if I want, but I want to prove him wrong. I want to stay here,” the striker told The Sun.
“He called me into his office and told me. At first I thought it was a joke, I thought he was going to say I would be starting against Arsenal in the Carling Cup (on Wednesday) which was why he didn’t give me a game against Reading (in the FA Cup) at the weekend.
“But he just said ‘You can leave if you want to.’ Yet I have no intentions of leaving this club because I love it here.
“I would love to sign a new contract, and I know people at the top of the club want me to stay.
“But no-one can expect me to sign a new deal if I can’t get a game.
“It’s as though I’m doing all of this for nothing. But I have still been taken aback.
“It’s as though I am being punished for doing well. But I want to prove everyone wrong. I don’t want to go anywhere.
“I just want to get back into the team and then I will be desperate to sign a new contract.
“I have no desire to play for any club other than Spurs.”
Somewhere in Portsmouth, Harry Redknapp just sense a disturbance in the force. But do Spurs fans want to cash in on Jermain “The World’s Tallest Midget” Defoe? Or is he worth his place as 4th striker and 86th minute sub?
Read more West Ham Rumors on the