Defoe admits he would consider a return to the MLS

Bournemouth striker Jermaine Defoe has admitted that he would consider a return to the MLS in the future.

Defoe moved to the MLS in 2014 when he left Spurs to join Toronto FC and although he scored an impressive 11 goals in 19 appearances for the Canadian club he returned to the Premier League less than a year later to sign for Sunderland.

Now 36 and back at Bournemouth, the club where he made his name as a teenager on loan from West Ham, Defoe has admitted he enjoyed his time in the MLS and wouldn’t rule out making a move back there.

“I definitely wouldn’t rule it out because when I was there, I enjoyed it,” he told ESPN FC. “I enjoyed going to different places, places I’d never been before.

“I think maybe [I went to the MLS too soon]. It just made sense at the time because it was a good deal for both parties.

“For me going to another league, a new challenge, a club that had massive changes … I knew the manager, Toronto is an amazing city and I looked at it and thought, David Beckham went there, Robbie Keane went there, other players.

“I thought this could be good, a new chapter in my life. And to be honest, I enjoyed it.”

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