EXCLUSIVE: Jermain Defoe wanted by New York Red Bulls; England hopeful eyed for MLS return

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Caught Offside‘s sources understand that New York Red Bulls are keen to bring Jermain Defoe back to Major League Soccer.

The Sunderland frontman previously spent a year in MLS, having joined Toronto FC in January 2014 after leaving Tottenham Hotspur.

He spent a season with the Canadian outfit, making his debut against Seattle Sounders in March 2014 and going on to feature 19 times, scoring 11 goals for The Reds,

Rumours emerged that Defoe was unsettled with life in Toronto, and he duly returned returned to England with Sunderland, whom he saved from relegation last season.

He looks set to repeat the trick this term, with his winning goal against Chelsea this weekend—as the Black Cats secured a 3-2 victory which boosts their hopes of avoiding relegation.

Defoe’s fine form this term—he’s bagged 15 goals in 33 showings this season—has taken him back into contention for a spot in the England squad, with manager Sam Allardyce tipping him for the Three Lions’ squad for the European Champions this summer.

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Defoe may not just be off to France when the Premier League season ends, with our insider reporting that NY Red Bulls are considering a move to reunite the frontman with his former Tottenham teammate Robbie Keane.

The Red Bulls are understood to be keen on tying the veteran hitman down to a two-year contract, although it remains to be seen whether Defoe would fancy a return across the Atlantic.

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