The former Spurs favourite is said to be available; would a third stint at White Hart Lane be a sensible option?
Tottenham are suffering from a lack of strength in depth in the final third currently, with Harry Kane’s goals carrying the side towards the top four.
However, with Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor failing to inspire much confidence in their current support roles, the White Hart Lane side are being reported with having the ambition of signing a new centre forward this January.
Although the great and the good have been linked with a switch to the North London club, surprisingly there is one man that is on the market, knows the Premier League well but has not been mentioned as a possible Spurs target.
Jermain Defoe looks set to return to the Premier League, with the likes of Liverpool, QPR and Leicester all linked with a move for the former England international of late.
However, could a deal to bring the 32-year-old back to Spurs be an option?
During his two previous stints at Tottenham, Defoe largely paid second fiddle to other strikers at the club and with Kane in such great form currently the likelihood is that the same thing would happen a third time round.
However, with the veteran knowing the ins and outs of the club and English football, and with a solid goalscoring record for Spurs, there are reasons to suggest that he could return.
With Soldado lacking confidence and looking a shell of the player that bagged goals for fun at Valencia and Adebayor falling out of love with the game, wouldn’t Spurs fans prefer Defoe to call on from the bench if the side needs a goal? Even as a short-term solution until the summer?