Raptors ambassador Drake helps recruit Defoe for TFC

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:48 PM ET

It appears Toronto Raptors “ambassador” Drake went beyond the call of duty recently.

Sun colleague Ryan Wolstat, an NBA beat reporter, slipped this little nugget to me on the weekend.

It seems that earlier reports of the Toronto-based rapper Drake reaching out to potential TFC transfer targets were accurate.

Jermain Defoe, whom Toronto FC will unveil on Monday, was one of them.

“I don’t know if I had an influence on (Defoe) coming here,” Drake said. “I think that all I did was give him the necessary information about a city he didn’t know much about.

“I told him how great it has been to me, and how great I assumed it would be to him. We had a great conversation. We built up a personal relationship. I’m excited to see him begin his career here. I just do what I can.”

He gave MLSE management full marks for landing one of the biggest transfers in MLS history.


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