Toronto FC allows Defoe to train at Tottenham for a week

Jermain Defoe will train at former club Tottenham Hotspur for a week.

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TORONTO (AP) Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC has given forward Jermain Defoe permission to train with Tottenham, his former club, for a week starting Thursday as he recovers from a groin injury.

The 32-year-old scored 11 goals in 16 league games for Toronto in an injury-interrupted debut MLS season last year.

Defoe tweeted this week: ”Just touched down in the UK from south of France, was training with my fitness guy feeling stronger than ever!”