Tottenham transfers: Jermain Defoe expects to stay at Spurs

Tottenham transfers: Jermain Defoe says he expects to stay at Spurs beyond the summer amid Stoke City interest

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Jermain Defoe signed a new three-year deal Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

Jermain Defoe says he expects to remain at Tottenham Hotspur beyond the summer amid speculation linking the striker with Stoke City.

Andre Villas-Boas has been linked with a whole host of forwards – including Christian Benteke and Leandro Damiao – as the Spurs boss looks to bolster his attacking options.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes is reportedly keen to reunite Defoe with his former Tottenham team-mate Peter Crouch, but Defoe is adamant that he is happy at the north London side.

“People say ‘This club’s in for you, that club’s in for you’ but I don’t take any notice,” Defoe told the Sun.

“If someone comes in for you, your agent will tell you. It goes over my head. It’s happened
for years. All I can say is I was doing the kit thing so it looks like I’ll be wearing it for the season.

“In a World Cup year it’s important for me to play. It’s based on merit. People will look at me and ask how many goals have I scored? To score goals you’ve got to play.

“I’ve got to score a lot of goals this season to get into the squad. A top club brings in top players. When you’ve something to fight for, you get the best out of yourself.”

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