Tottenham Hotspur have scored just nine goals so far in the Premier League this season, so it beggars belief that they could be ready to let Jermain Defoe go.
Roberto Soldado has been a major disappointment since his arrival at White Hart Lane at the beginning of the season, and the loss of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid has clearly hit Spurs hard.
Emmanuel Adebayor was thought to have burned his bridges to the Spurs first-team, but even he got game time last weekend, as manager Andre Villas-Boas desperately sought a goal from somewhere.
And so it is odd that England striker Defoe can’t buy a start at the Lane.
The 31-year-old is a regular scorer when he plays, but does not seem to have the belief of AVB.
And now reports in the British media have linked Defoe to a shock move to MLS side Toronto FC.
Despite the fact that a host of Premier League teams would love to have a player of Defoe’s top-flight experience and ability, the striker could opt to cash in on a lucrative move to the relative footballing backwater of North America.
It has been suggested that he has already agreed in principle to a £90 000 per week deal with Toronto, and if true who could really blame him?
So much money to hardly break a sweat in a beautiful city must be alluring to a street wise player like Defoe.
All that reportedly stands in the way of a finalised deal is the okay of England manager Roy Hodgson.
It could be that in a World Cup year, Hodgson wants Defoe playing at a higher level than the MLS.
But reports suggest that Defoe has already decided to leave Spurs, and so he could become the next big name to make the move to America.