What is Jermain Defoe’s Worth?
Morning, all. Admittedly I feel a little rushed with so much to get done today, I hope I do this story some justice. I am off in just a while to coach my three-year old’s football match. Watching the little tykes play brings back so many memories… Right, well, stay with me for a bit.
In today’s rather mundane news (in comparison to the soap opera surrounding that Chelsea centerback “what’s his face” finally concluding), Jermain Defoe has been slapped with an £8 price tag according to the bigwigs at Spurs. As painful as it is to admit that anything the Spurs do is in any way positive, actually I think they got it pretty close to a proper asking price. Surprised? I am.
It is no secret that Spurs are trying make Emmanuel Adebayor a permanent fixture at White Hart Lane. Therefore, Defoe has reason to believe he will be second fiddle to the lanky loan player from Manchester (City). The 29-year old is seeking more playing time, and with a valid reason. As a player reaches his late-20′s, he is looking for his final “big” pay-day as this is most likely time to sign a long-term deal worth the most money. It isn’t always the case as there are certainly players who sign for big money in their mid-20′s and also in their early-mid 30′s, but let’s just stay with the odds, shall we? And the odds are that a player at Defoe’s age has one more shot at a big pay-day. Therefore, if he rides the bench all season behind E.A., then how can he improve his own worth? That’s rhetorical.
Apparently both QPR and Reading, both of whom have a firm grip on 17th through 20th spot all but sealed, are hoping to woo Mr. Defoe from his home in North London. Well, it’s not Defoe they have to convince, but you get the idea. Going back and forth between the two, I think QPR the more likely stop for J.D. I think they have the desire to add a player of Defoe’s experience, yet believe he is young enough to contribute starting minutes – which, by the way, would suit Defoe just fine, thank you very much!
Right,I did tell you I am pressed for time – sorry ’bout that.
…until tomorrow, lads.
Two Left Cleats is a blog that follows England’s National Team players throughout the Premier League season