Jermain Defoe wants a move back to West Ham if Sunderland are relegated this season, according to The Sun.
Despite being 34-years-old, Defoe remains one of the top-flight’s most prolific goal scorers, netting 14 goals in 28 appearances for the Black Cats this term.
That has obviously led to a number of sides showing an interest in his signature this summer, particularly if Sunderland lose their fight against relegation to the Championship.
It is being reported that Defoe wants to return to West Ham in an attempt to make amends following the way he forced a move away from Upton Park in 2004 following the Hammers’ relegation to Division 1.
During his first spell at the club, Defoe scored 41 goals in 105 outings in claret and blue before signing for rivals Tottenham.
That led to a 14 year period of hate towards Defoe among the West Ham faithful.
However, with the club lacking a consistent goalscoring striker for a number of years now, the opportunity to bring back the country’s most natural finisher could help build previously burned bridges for both parties.
The report also claims that Bournemouth are eager to bring him back to the South Coast but Defoe would allegedly turn them down in favour of a move back to East London with West Ham.
Transfermarkt.com currently value Jermain Defoe at just £5.53m.
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