Defoe keeps his Spurs

Jermaine Defoe has ruled out a move from Tottenham during the January sales.

Defoe’s future is the subject of intense speculation with the transfer window fast approaching and his chances of regular football appearing slim at Spurs. But the England striker insists he is happy to fight for a place in Harry Redknapp’s starting XI.

Defore, 29, said: “Fans who have probably read things come up to me every day and say, ‘Don’t leave the club’. I was at a charity dinner the other night when a fan came up and said it to me.

“I’ve done it before — when I went to Portsmouth and scored my goals to remind people what I can do — but I am committed to Tottenham. I love the club and I love the fans. It’s a really important time for the club. Everyone wants to play their part and I’m no different.”

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