Jermain Defoe is set to join Sunderland in the January after his crazy demands were met…
Sunderland are closing in on a £14m deal to sign Jermain Defoe in the January transfer window, as manager Gus Poyet attempts to boost his side’s survival hopes, according to reports in The Sun.
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According to the source, the Black Cats will give hitman Defoe a 3½-year contract worth £80,000 a week in the hope he can fire the goals that will secure Premier League safety. And the former England star could make his Sunderland debut on Saturday — at old club Tottenham.
The 32-year-old has been playing in the MLS with Toronto FC, but has endured a miserable time of it in the States, and has spoken openly about his desire to return to English football this month.
Sunderland need a proven goalscorer after netting just 18 times this term, and after missing out on Fabio Borini they have turned to the former Spurs, Portsmouth and England man, who will look to help turn around a run of just one win in eleven games.
Poyet’s side are currently teetering above the Premier League drop zone, but with Jozy Altidore possibly moving to Canada in part exchange, Sunderland appear to have got their man. Aston Villa, Hull, Leicester and QPR were also interested.
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