Besiktas give up on Adebayor and turn to Tottenham teammate Defoe

Besiktas will offer Jermain Defoe a way out of Tottenham Hotspur, the Daily Mail has reported, after failing to agree a deal to sign Defoe’s teammate Emmanuel Adebayor. Queens Park Rangers are also keen to sign the England striker, a move that would see Defoe reunited with Harry Redknapp.

The Turkish club are willing to pay Spurs £3m for Defoe, and pay the striker a similar sum in wages. Besiktas are currently managed by former West Ham, Everton and Croatia defender Slaven Bilic. Bilic also managed the Croatia national team, as well as Lokomotiv Moscow.

Redknapp, meanwhile, wants to add more fire power to his QPR side as he seeks a return to the top flight at the first time of asking. The former Tottenham manager has been in the process of overhauling the R’s squad, signing Burnley striker Charlie Austin to compliment Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora, and letting Loic Remy join Newcastle on loan.

Defoe is in his second spell at White Hart Lane, having first moved to north London from West Ham in the 2003/04 season. Defoe scored 41 goals in 105 games for the Hammers before netting 64 in 177 in his first Tottenham tenure, then claiming 17 in 36 games for Portsmouth. Since returning to Spurs in the 2008/09 season, Defoe has scored 69 goals in 164 games.

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