Jermaine Defoe won’t be joining NUFC this summer as he nears Sunderland exit

Sunderland’s Jermaine Defoe won’t be joining Newcastle United this summer it seems, with the striker in talks with Bournemouth & expected to complete the move this week according to Sky Sports.

It was reported earlier this year that Defoe would be allowed to leave Sunderland on a free transfer should they be relegated, with several NUFC fans (me included) urging Rafa Benitez to make a move for the prolific 34-year-old this summer.

With Sunderland relegated, Defoe has since been linked with a move to Tyneside, as well as former club West Ham, but it seems Bournemouth have won the race for his signature.

Defoe has bagged an outstanding 15 goals in each of the last two dismal Premier League campaigns for Sunderland, and will be a shrewd signing for Bournemouth.

Whilst I, like many Newcastle fans, would’ve loved to have such a proven Premier League goalscorer in our ranks next season, I never held much hope it would actually happen.

He turns 35 this year, was always likely to favour a move back down south and his relationship with Bradley Lowery would’ve more than likely seen him dismiss any potential move to the Magpies anyway.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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