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Defoe Was Ready To Abandon Tottenham

Tottenham may have fulfilled one football cliche by securing four quality strikers, but face another with keeping them all happy.

It’s fairly obvious that Defoe’s patience with being second string striker at Tottenham is wearing thin, and playing and scoring for England is not going to make him feel any better if Mido and Keane run out against Manchester United this weekend. Still, Defoe has always maintained a diplomatic, if not overly reassuringing, stance on his future at Spurs.

But Portsmouth Chief Excecutive Peter Storrie claims that wee JD is ready to move on,

“We put in a bid of £6m for Defoe and it was rejected. He wanted to come and that shows we are a club moving in the right direction.”

Amidst rampant player dissent this summer, it’s nice to see that the young man is maturing and was willing to stick it out and fight for his place even after the club rejected the Pompey bid – especially considering the less than patient attitude leading to his West Ham departure.