Jermaine Defoe hoping to end his career in North London
Jermaine Defoe has emphasised his desire to play out the remainder of his career with Tottenham.
The England international first signed for Spurs in 2003 and stayed at White Hart Lane for four seasons before moving south to join Portsmouth.
The 27-year-old then returned to North East London when former Pompey boss Harry Redknapp was appointed as Juande Ramos’ replacement in the Autumn 2008.
“Everything about the club tells you they are going in the right direction and I want to remain a part of that,” Defoe told the Daily Mirror.
“You’d have to crazy not to want to stay a part of that. So yes, I want to stay for the rest of my career because I believe Tottenham will go on to establish themselves in the top four under Harry.”
The striker has scored 169 goals and has earned 44 caps for England, scoring an impressive hat-trick against Bulgaria last month at Wembley.
Tottenham’s number ten was ruled out for three months after suffering an injury on England duty earlier this month.