Perhaps unlikely to start anyway, he watched on in the latter match as Emmanuel Adebayor again impressed in front of goal, while Roberto Soldado notched a goal and an assist in the 3-0 win.
New manager Tim Sherwood's plans for Defoe are not yet especially clear, with his injury denying us the opportunity to see if he would have been involved. With the January transfer window opening this week, we might begin to find out if the striker has a future in North London.
Developments relating to a possible move away from North London for Defoe will be covered here throughout this week. Of course, anything suggesting he is going to stay will be noted, too.
As it relates to the striker's standing at Spurs, pertinent speculation surrounding other occurrences and speculation relating to the club's attack will be recorded here as well.
Make sure to check back here throughout the week.
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