QPR lining up move for former Spurs striker

QPR are being linked with a move for former Tottenham striker Jermaine Defoe.

The England striker is being linked with a sensational return to the Premier League just five months after moving to Canada.

Despite scoring 15 goals in 16 games for the MLS side, Defoe is considering his future following the club’s decision to sack the man who signed him, Ryan Nelsen.

Nelsen was sacked by the club following their 3-0 defeat by the New England Revolution on Saturday and they could be about to lose Defoe too with QPR set to make their move.

Toronto general manager Tim Bezbatchenko revealed that the club have received an offer for the 31 year old although he did not name the club involved.

Bezbatchenko said: “We have received an offer and have discussed it internally.

“When you have scored as many goals as he has, and have the reputation and background that he has, then it’s not uncommon to receive these offers.

“We have received multiple offers before, and in the course of this year, so I want to confirm that we are in talks.

“We are not 100 per cent committed in what we are doing and we have to sit down and talk about what is the best plan of action.”

QPR are believed to be the club in question with Defoe a familiar face to manager Harry Redknapp. The pair have worked together at Spurs and Portsmouth.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.