At first glance the signing of Roberto Soldado may have had little impact on the future of Jermain Defoe at Spurs although another new arrival up front could lead to the England international being surplus to requirements for the new season.

As it stands, JD may have to settle for more time on the bench, depending on the formation that AVB chooses and that could lead to the forward initiating a move but it seems unlikely that Tottenham would want to sell.

Despite all that, the press have been busy linking Defoe to other clubs and QPR were the first to appear after their current striker Andrew Johnson urged the Spurs man to join him at Loftus Road.

“He’s worked with Harry before, there are a lot of people who could attract him to the club,” Johnson said.

“When I’ve moved, first you look to see who you do and don’t know at clubs. That has an influence on where you choose to go.”

A drop down to the second tier is unlikely to appeal with the World Cup on the horizon but could Jermain be tempted by a move to Besiktas who, it is alleged, have given up hope in their pursuit of Emmanuel Adebayor?

Once again, there may be concerns that he would fall under Roy’s radar if he were to leave for Turkey right now. The player has been vocal in the past about needing more game time – particularly in the days of four senior strikers so maybe it’s all down to Jermain Defoe himself and where he sees his current role at the club.

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