Jermain Defoe has been persuaded to join MLS side Toronto by none other than Canadian rap star Drake, according to the Daily Mirror.
Defoe was said to be bowled over by the personal call he received from the rap superstar, who holds an ambassadorial role with his hometown club.
Sources in Toronto believe Defoe now has his heart set on a January move to the MLS after a personal discussion with the rapper, who he is a massive fan of.
The England international is expected to sign a mega money four year contract in January, but will be loaned back to Tottenham until the start of the MLS season on March 8th.
Defoe remains aware a switch to America could seriously dent his chances of making Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad, but believes the offer was too good to turn down.
Defoe has struggled for first team football at White Hart Lane this season since the summer arrival of £26million Spanish striker Roberto Soldado.
He is yet to score a Premier League goal, despite hitting nine in the cup competitions.
Defoe’s deal with FC Toronto is set to see him earn £90,000 a week, while the club are also set to pay for unlimited flights to and from the country for him and his family, while also providing the forward with two houses.