Defoe set for QPR move

Former England striker Jermain Defoe will end his unhappy spell in Canada and join Queens Park Rangers in January.

Rangers boss Harry Redknapp will sign the ex-Tottenham forward for the third time if the deal goes through.

Defoe joined FC Toronto in January and was an instant success before things turned sour and now he wants to return to the English Premier League.

Defoe has scored 19 times for England in 55 appearances and hoped to be in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad.

The 32-year-old Londoner feels he is still good enough for international duty but knows that he has to be scoring at top level to press his claims.

Defoe almost joined Rangers in the summer when his Major League Soccer experience began to unravel.

He was signed by Toronto’s then-manager Ryan Nelsen, a former teammate of Defoe’s at Spurs.

But Nelsen was sacked by Toronto in August and now Defoe is out of favor there and the much travelled hitman wants to go back to London.

Defoe is expected to clinch a three-year contract at Loftus Road worth around $130,000-a-week.

Redknapp thinks Defoe will make a potent partnership with Charlie Austin, who has scored five times for QPR in the Premier League this season. But Rangers are struggling at the foot of the Premiership and Redknapp feels Defoe’s proven scoring ability will help them survive relegation.

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