David James: Ex-Tottenham Hotspur star Jermain Defoe suited to Queens Park Rangers, not Liverpool

Jermain Defoe

David James claims that former Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe is better suited to Queens Park Rangers than Liverpool.

David James has said that former West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe is suited to Queens Park Rangers.

England international Defoe is currently training with Tottenham as the MLS is in its off-season.

The Toronto FC star has been linked with a return to the Premier League, with reports in the British media suggesting that Liverpool, Queens Park Rangers and Hull City are interested in securing his services.

James, a former West Ham goalkeeper, believes that Defoe could do a job for QPR, but not for his old club Liverpool.

“I would argue that he is better suited to a club like QPR because QPR need to score goals,” the 44-year-old told BT Sport. “Jermain is an old teammate, but I don’t think he is a Liverpool player.”

James argued about Defoe’s fitness, and whether or not he would be able to cope with Premier League football having been away at Toronto for a while.

Defoe is not exactly a prolific goalscorer, but perhaps he can do the job in the short term. If Liverpool can arrange a loan deal with Toronto, then perhaps they should go for it.

Daniel Sturridge is still not fully fit, while Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borino continue to struggle to score goals. What’s the harm can it do to have Defoe in the squad?

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