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Defoe open to returning to USA

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Pin Defoe played for Toronto in 2014. AFP
Defoe played for Toronto in 2014. AFP

Defoe open to returning to USA

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Tottenham legend and current AFC Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe says he wouldn't rule out a move back to the MLS as he enters the twilight of his career.

The former England international joined Toronto from Spurs in 2014 and scored 12 times in 21 appearances, however after a falling out wit the club's president, he was tempted back to the Premier League by Sunderland. 

Speaking to 'ESPN FC' he said: "I definitely wouldn't rule it out because when I was there, I enjoyed it.''

"I enjoyed going to different places, places I'd never been before.

"But even when I was there, each team we played, I always felt like there were a few players that could probably go on and play at some level in Europe.

"I think the standard is improving. I think when David Beckham went there, it [the standard] was probably nowhere near what it is now.

It's definitely a league that's improving. I watch the games and there are some quality teams and all the stadiums are full now."

Defoe added: "I think maybe [I went to the MLS too soon],"

"It just made sense at the time because it was a good deal for both parties.

"For me going to another league, a new challenge, a club that had massive changes ... I knew the manager, Toronto is an amazing city and I looked at it and thought, David Beckham went there, Robbie Keane went there, other players.

"I thought this could be good, a new chapter in my life. And to be honest, I enjoyed it.



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