Transfer news: Jermain Defoe talked into Toronto move by rap star Drake

Canadian hip-hop artist has an ambassadorial role with his hometown club

Charles Reynolds
Wednesday 18 December 2013 15:58 GMT
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Jermain Defoe is reported to have agreed a move to Toronto FC after struggling for first-team opportunities at Tottenham
Jermain Defoe is reported to have agreed a move to Toronto FC after struggling for first-team opportunities at Tottenham (GETTY IMAGES)

A phone call from Canadian rapper Drake persuaded Jermain Defoe to join Toronto FC according to reports.

Drake, who has an ambassadorial role at the MLS club, rang the Tottenham striker to convince him to join the club according to The Daily Mirror.

Defoe is reportedly a big fan of Drake and was amazed to have been given the phone call apparently.

The England striker is said to have agreed a four year deal with the Canadian club, as he looks to secure a lucrative finish to his career.

Toronto are reportedly set to pay him £90,000-a-week as well as paying for accommodation for his family and unlimited flights - something that could be crucial if he wants to make England's World Cup squad.

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