Tottenham star admits his future is unclear

10:30 11 May 2012

Jermain Defoe

Jermain Defoe

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Tottenham transfer news: Jermain Defoe is frustrated at Spurs

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has revealed that he considered leaving the club in January and is open to leaving in the summer.

The Spurs star has made 37 appearances in all competitions but has found himself on the fringes of the first team at times.

“I didn’t want to leave. I don’t go thinking, ‘I want to go to this club or that club.’” he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

“But in January I just wasn’t playing enough and I did go to the manager and ask to go out on loan.

“He said to me, ‘I don’t want you to go out on loan. We are trying to do something special here. Don’t go.’ And so I stayed. And I worked hard to keep myself sharp.”

There is a chance that Defoe could leave in the summer as he feels he has not had the run of games he wants.

“But still I haven’t had that run of games. It still feels like I will only get a game if someone is injured or suspended,” he said.

“Sometimes I even feel like I’m in the youth team, because I know that, whatever I do in midweek, I won’t get a game at the weekend.

“The manager picks the team and I would never be disrespectful to the manager. But when someone doesn’t talk to you and explain what’s going on its hard.

“I love the club. Everybody knows that. When I’m out and people ask whether I am leaving I always say no. But how can I stay somewhere that I don’t get the chance to play?”

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