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Graham Roberts: This modern ace is one of best Tottenham strikers of all time

By Dominic Toner

Graham Roberts has named Jermain Defoe as one of his favourite ever Tottenham strikers.

The 34-year-old scored his 150th Premier League goal on Saturday as Sunderland beat Hull 3-0.

Defoe has played for Sunderland, Portsmouth, West Ham and Toronto during his career, but has made his most appearances for Spurs.

The forward played 357 times during two spells with the north London club, scoring 138 goals and supplying 31 assists.

Ex-Spurs defender Roberts has congratulated the Englishman after his recent achievement and hailed him as a White Hart Lane great.

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“Congratulations to Jermain Defoe reaching 150 goals one of my favourite Tottenham strikers of all time,” Roberts wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Spurs have been blessed with some amazing strikers in their history including Gary Lineker, Jimmy Greaves, Dimitar Berbatov and Teddy Sheringham.

The north London club currently have 23-year-old Harry Kane leading their attack and he is showing the potential to become a legend.

He has has become the club’s first-choice striker in recent seasons and has scored 68 goals in 135 appearances.

Defoe is still proving his worth in the top-flight despite being 34 and is regarded as the main hope if Sunderland are to avoid relegation.

The forward has scored six goals in just 11 appearances this season and his 15 league goals last season proved crucial for Sunderland.

The clinical finisher has proven throughout his career how dangerous he can be inside the box and he had so many memorable moments at White Hart Lane.

Defoe scored an incredible five goals in 2009 against Wigan as Spurs ran out 9-1 winners in a Premier League match, including a seven minute hat-trick in the second-half.

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