According to The Sun, Crystal Palace are considering a January loan move for Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe.
The 57-cap England international is yet to start for The Cherries so far this season, and at the age of 36, he will want to be playing as much as possible in the twilight of his career.
While Defoe would benefit immensely from this move, the people that would be the happiest is Crystal Palace themselves. The Eagles’ attack has been remarkably blunt this season, as Christian Benteke, Jordan Ayew and Alexander Sørloth have struggled to fire. In fact, between the three of those strikers, not one has scored in the league so far this season.
Roy Hodgson will be crying out for a striker, and Defoe may well be the answer. No team in the Premier League has scored fewer goals than Palace so far this season, so there is really no one better to call upon than one of the most naturally gifted finishers in Premier League history. Defoe just has the knack of scoring goals, and that will be invaluable in a season where The Eagles look like they may be subsumed into a relegation battle.
Furthermore, this move would also mean that star man Wilfried Zaha can revert back to his most comfortable position as a winger, where he will probably be the most effective.
Therefore, from Defoe’s perspective, he will be desperate to forge a move away from the Vitality Stadium, and Crystal Palace would be equally grateful for his services.