Defoe wants to leave MLS as soon as possible.
Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe could soon be available on a free transfer, report the Mail, as the experienced England international seeks to free himself from his contract at Toronto FC and leave Major League Soccer as soon as possible.
Defoe almost moved to either Queens Park Rangers or Leicester City on transfer deadline day, but no move back to the Premier League materialised, leaving Defoe deeply unhappy at the MLS club who sacked manager Ryan Nelsen, Defoe’s former teammate who was key to luring him to Canada, along with all of his coaching staff just last week.
Toronto, however, are unlikely to want to allow Defoe’s request to be released from his contract, having signed the striker for £6 million from Tottenham Hotspur just a matter of months ago, meaning that Defoe would be likely to have to pay a huge fee to release himself from his contract in Toronto.
If he was successful then Defoe would be available to sign on a free transfer for any club – and any Premier League side with space in their Premier League squad could register him to appear before the January transfer window.
If Defoe does remain at Toronto then he is sure to be one of the most sought after players in January, as he seeks to secure a move back to the Premier League and away from MLS.