West Ham & QPR In January Battle to Sign Forward Jermain Defoe

Toronto FC ace set to make Premier League return.

West Ham and QPR will go head to head in pursuit of experienced England forward Jermain Defoe in January according to the Sunday Mirror.

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The 31 year old is ready to leave MLS side Toronto FC and Loftus Road boss Harry Redknapp will challenge Hammers manager Sam Allardyce in moves to bring the striker back to the Premier League.

Defoe has scored 12 goals in 17 matches since his move across the Atlantic but a move back appears to be on the cards and it will be interesting to see where the former Tottenham man pitches up.

A move back to east London would see Defoe return to a West Ham side he represented from 1999 until 2004 whilst a move to QPR would see a reunion with Redknapp, a manager the attacker has played under for a number of clubs.

Allardyce’s need for a striker is perhaps less urgent given the summer acquisitions of Enner Valencia, Mauro Zarate and Diafra Sakho this summer.

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