Jermain Defoe admitted there are concerns a move to Major League Soccer side Toronto FC could damage his hopes of earning a place in England's World Cup squad, but felt he could not turn down the chance to showcase his talents to a new audience.
The 31-year-old had been the subject of interest from the Canadian franchise for some time, and on Friday morning Tottenham confirmed the forward was leaving.
The deal - said to be around £8million which also includes an advertising and marketing agreement with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, who are Toronto's owners, and a friendly match on July 23 - will be effective from February 28.
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