Unless there are any dramatic transfer developments within the next 48 hours, it seems ever more likely that Jermain Defoe will take his place as a lone striker for Spurs this weekend. However, surely even Tottenham won’t let another transfer window slip by without signing a centre forward so will JD keep his place?
Defoe has been on the fringes of the side for a couple of years now and has made intermittent noises about a move away for first team football. With 2012-13 looming, the player has said once again that he is unhappy about playing ‘second fiddle’.
“Last season was heartbreaking for me in terms of putting my body on the line, being prepared to give everything for the club and not getting a game”, Defoe said.
“Obviously I have to think seriously about my future. I will talk to the club and see what happens but right now all I want to do is what is best for Tottenham.”
Those quotes could have come from any point in the last two years and some Spurs fans will be getting a little tired of reading them. At this stage however, it looks as if any decision about JD’s future is likely to be postponed until the winter.