This source suggests that Redknapp is closing in on this hotshot international.
Jermain Defoe is determined to end his brief love affair with Portsmouth and be reunited with mentor Harry Redknapp at Tottenham.
While Portsmouth and Spurs remain in dispute about Defoe’s transfer value, the England striker has explained for the first time why he has placed White Hart Lane at the top of his list of career opportunities – even though other clubs like Juventus are pursuing his signature.
And has also revealed the way the Pompey hate mob have issued death threats against him as they prepare for his departure.
Defoe said:”If Portsmouth can agree an acceptable deal with Tottenham I would like the opportunity to talk to them.
“I’ve enjoyed my time immensely here, but I can’t deny that Harry Redknapp’s departure as manager hit me hard particularly because he was the primary reason why I joined Portsmouth in the first place and said so at the time.” (Sunday Mirror)
Jermain Defoe has angered many Pompey fans with his attitude following Harry Redknapp’s departure to White Hart Lane but the south coast club will not want to keep an unhappy player but they similarly won’t sell him on the cheap and the valuation of £15m has been widely reported which on the face of it is a decent price. Clearly he is a prolific managing 15 goals in 29 starts for Portsmouth although notably has only managed 2 in 11 since Harry left. Spurs could clearly do with a striker but is Defoe the man for the job? What do the fans think?
Brand New Feature. (1-10 scale, One = Pure make believe, Ten = is a transfer all but complete) Mr Comfort’s Likely-ometer: 8/10
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