It has been announced in recent days that Jermaine Defoe has agreed a move to Bournemouth this summer, however reported details of his contract with the Cherries have suggested just why Newcastle avoided him.
It has been widely reported that Defoe will earn a staggering £130,000 a week during his 3-year-deal with Bournemouth, and not only that, he will earn a generous signing on fee. It is believed the 34-year-old striker will therefore cost Bournemouth a whopping total of £20m.
It was announced earlier this year that Defoe would leave Sunderland on a free transfer this summer, and many NUFC fans urged Benitez to make a move, but it is now clear why we didn’t – he’s anything but a ‘freebie’!
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Defoe is, without doubt, a proven Premier League scorer, bagging an impressive 15 goals in each of the last two seasons for Premier Sunderland. He would’ve been a very handy addition to our frontline, but given he turns 35 in October it was a bullet dodged.