Tottenham's £26m striker takes to Instagram to wish Defoe good luck

Tottenham Hotspurs’ Roberto Soldado has sent a message to former Spurs teammate Jermain Defoe.

After a total of 10 years at Tottenham, Defoe has officially departed North London and heads to Canada to join MLS side Toronto FC.

The 31-year-old cost Tottenham Hotspur over £20m in transfer fees in two separate spells, and after scoring more than 100 goals for the club, he has become a modern-era Tottenham legend.

Defoe and the club officially announced that he would be signing for Toronto FC during the January transfer window, but he remained on-loan at Spurs until the end of February 28.

Tottenham's Europa League second-leg tie at White Hart Lane against Dnipro on Thursday was expected to be Defoe’s swan-song as a Spurs player, but the former England international was only able to watch from the side-lines after sustaining a late injury.

In the end, Tottenham managed to give Defoe a winning send-off, as they came from behind to beat their Ukrainian opponents 3-1 on the night - and 3-2 on aggregate - to progress to the next round.

Starting the game for Spurs was £26m Spanish striker Roberto Soldado. And after the game, Soldado showed his appreciation of Defoe, posting a picture of the two together on Instagram and wishing him all the best in the U.S. It was a nice touch (in fact, some Tottenham fans think that it was Soldado's best touch all season!).

What was your favourite Jermain Defoe moment in a Tottenham Hotspur shirt ?

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