Defoe no to Redknapp reunion

TOTTENHAM striker Jermain Defoe has dismissed a possible reunion with Harry Redknapp at Queens Park Rangers and pledged to see out his career at White Hart Lane.

Redknapp has prioritised signing a forward as he looks to reverse his new club’s disastrous start to the season and drag them off the bottom of the Premier League.

Defoe, 30, has been mooted as a target, having been signed by Redknapp for Portsmouth and Spurs, and made his senior debut under him at West Ham.

But he said: “That’s not going to happen. I’m not leaving Tottenham, I love the club and to score goals at a big club like this is fantastic.

“I think I can say I’d like to finish my career at Tottenham. I want to achieve something special here.”

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has declared his intention to hold onto Defoe, who has 12 goals this season, comparing him to sought-after Atletico Madrid star Falcao.

Redknapp has admitted he would gladly welcome £24m Aston Villa outcast Darren Bent to QPR, despite selling him while Tottenham boss and publicly deriding him for missing a chance by saying “my missus could have scored”.