Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe set to join MLS side Toronto FC

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is on the brink of joining Toronto FC with the deal expected to be confirmed on Monday.

The Toronto Sun has reported that “Defoe will be unveiled as TFC’s newest Designated Player Monday morning” while the club itself has posted an image on its website with the words “It’s a bloody big deal” accompanied by Monday’s date.

Defoe was linked with a move to Major League Soccer last year before Andre Villas-Boas was sacked as manager.

The England international has enjoyed two spells at White Hart Lane, producing 142 goals, but he has struggled for game time this season with Villas-Boas and more recently Tim Sherwood opting for Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor.

It has been claimed that Tottenham agreed a £6million fee with Toronto FC on Wednesday with Defoe set to earn £90,000-a-week for the duration of his four-year deal.

If Defoe’s move is confirmed he will be reunited with former Tottenham team-mate Ryan Nelsen, who is currently head coach at Toronto FC.