Many Sunderland fans have been left buzzing over some transfer news that has emerged on Jermain Defoe.
As per The Chronicle journalist James Hunter, Lee Johnson has ‘not ruled out’ a move for the striker in the January transfer window.
They are ‘aware’ of his situation, after Defoe departed Glasgow Rangers earlier this week, but ‘a million and one things’ would have to happen for a move to go through.
Should Sunderland sign Defoe?
Nonetheless, what an exciting deal it would be. Yes, Defoe is 39 years of age now, but Black Cats have fond memories of him during his previous spell at the Stadium of Light, especially the memorable goal that he scored against rivals Newcastle United in the Premier League back in 2015 to give them a 1-0 win.
Defoe scored a total of 37 times in 93 games in all competitions over three seasons (Transfermarkt), and so bringing back as a squad option would be a dream.
Sunderland fans on Defoe transfer news
These SAFC supporters buzzed as the transfer news was shared on Twitter:
“So there’s a chance”
“Don’t tease me”
“So we’re trying, omds”
“Bring him home”
“Please @LeeJohnsonCoach I’m on my knees”
“Offer him £1,000,001 a week”
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