Toronto FC have decided to improve their position from last year – where they finished second to bottom in the Eastern Conference – and after signing former AS Roma midfielder Michael Bradley, the Canadian side has made another stellar signing looking towards next season.
Several outlets have reported that Toronto have completed a deal to sign Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe. The former England international will join the MLS outfit at the end of February, meaning he will be eligible to play for the Spurs until their UEFA Europa League tie against Dnipro at White Hart Lane.
The move is a great one for Toronto FC, and now manager Ryan Nelsen – a former Spurs’ defender – can start planning the new season knowing he will have two international caliber players on his squad.
The English star is fifth all-time in the list of Tottenham scorers, and even though he lost his place in the starting lineup under manager Tim Sherwood, he managed to be the team’s leading scorer in Europe this season with seven goals in six games. His move to the MLS will reportedly give the 31-year-old a four-year deal, and the Premier League outfit will receive €6M for the transfer.
With Defoe and Bradley joining the team for the start of the next season in March, Toronto fans can be hopeful that the team will work hard to improve their position from last year. The presence of both internationals will give Toronto a lot of experience and two huge weapons that will definitively improve the squad in 2014.