Englishman is desperate to travel with the Three Lions to next summer’s World Cup.
Out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur front man Jermain Defoe is understood to be concerned that the north London club will not be offering him a new deal to stay at White Hart Lane beyond the end of his current contract, as head coach Andre Villas-Boas looks to offload the Englishman when the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The England international has only been used as a bit-part player in the league so far in this campaign by the Tottenham manager, with Villas-Boas instead preferring to utilise recent new big-money signing Roberto Soldado up front in his place.
As a result, Defoe has started just the one top-flight match all season long under the Portuguese, the shock 3-0 home loss to arch-rivals West Ham United last month, although the striker has been prolific in front of goal when it comes to both the club’s Capital One Cup and Uefa Europa League campaigns.
In fact, the 31-year-old has managed to find the back of the net on eight occasions in total in just six contests in those two cup competitions, however, with the forward’s current deal set to expire in June 2015 and still no sign of a new contract offer on the table from Spurs, Defoe is said to now be seriously considering his future at the club, especially with this season ending as it does with the World Cup in Brazil.