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Fans and Redknapp motivated Defoe to sign for Spurs

New Spurs signing Jermain Defoe has said that it was the club's fans and manager Harry Redknapp that motivated him to rejoin the London club from Portsmouth.

The 26-year-old England striker told Spurs TV: "The fans were probably the main factor. I spoke to my cousin and he said 'the fans love you there'. For me it is a strange feeling. When you get that many fans who appreciate what you do, it's hard to find words how I feel about it.

Defoe also talked up the chance to work again with Redknapp: "I was with Harry when I was age 15 at West Ham. He was one of the main reasons why I went to Portsmouth. It is part of the reason why I came because he is a fantastic manager and a fantastic man."

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