Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe set to finalise £6m transfer to Toronto but will return to Spurs on loan

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Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is set to complete his move to Toronto - but will be loaned back to Spurs until March, when the MLS season starts.

Defoe will finalise a £6m deal on Monday and will reportedly earn £90,000 a week with his new club.

The 31-year-old's transfer has been in the pipeline for months but has been held due to concerns from the player about remaining in contention for a place in England's World Cup squad.

Tottenham will likely now look for a replacement for Defoe to cover for the last three months of the season.

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