Much was made of West Ham’s poor start to the season but in reality, with so many new players joining the club combined with the introduction of a new manager, it was always going to take time for the team to start performing.
Over the last few weeks, it seems as though the Hammers are really buying into Pellegrini’s style of play with the east London club has managing to beat Man U and draw with Chelsea.
The club’s return form has chiefly been down to the superb performances of Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic. Continuing that forward trend, according to Football Insider, Jerman Defoe has contracted the club over a possible move back to east London.
At his best, Defoe was one of the best forwards in the league and during his time at Sunderland, he was one of the big factors as to why the club remained in the league for so long.
When his contract expired in 2017, he made the move to the south coast but since then the striker has struggled to make much of an impact on his new side. Last season he managed to scored four in 24 games and thanks to the return of Callum Wilson, he’s only managed to play two games.
Now 36, Defoe probably has at the max, two years left and with Lucas Perez, Marko Arnautovic and Chicharito, West Ham have enough options up front. A move for the ageing forward would be a poor one.
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