Jermain Defoe: A man in demand
Sky Sports News revealed on Wednesday that Sunderland had rejected a six million pound bid from West Ham for Jermain Defoe.
West Ham have struggled up front this season with summer signing Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri failing to impress, or score.
The Hammers are on the lookout for new strikers and turned to Jermain Defoe, who came through the ranks at West Ham.
West Ham back in for Defoe
Defoe has been in excellent form for Sunderland, scoring two against Liverpool on Monday to take his tally for the season to 11 Premier League goals.
The former Spurs and Portsmouth striker is now 34 and has a contract at Sunderland until 2019.
It wouldn’t be a massive surprise if Defoe is keen for a move down south back to the club where he started his career.
However, Defoe has not always had good relations with the West Ham support, having left in an acrimonious transfer to Tottenham.
Sunderland would be crazy to sell Defoe with so little money available to David Moyes for a replacement…
Sky sources: Sunderland reject £6million bid from West Ham for striker Jermain Defoe.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) January 4, 2017
Ellis Short wants £200m for the club. Jermain Defoe pretty much is the whole club. So there's ya valuation https://t.co/KlUYYr4zq0
— Joshua (@JoshBew95) January 4, 2017
West Ham have offered Sunderland £5m for Defoe.
In other news, I've offered to take Emily Ratajkowski on a date to Maccies
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 4, 2017
No way on this Earth were Sunderland going to even think about accepting that bid for Defoe. They'll want 15+ plus for him.
— Khaleem Azam. (@AzamWHUFC) January 4, 2017
Jermain Defoe is priceless to Sunderland not suprised they knocked back 6m of West Ham
— James Miller (@_JimmyMiller) January 4, 2017
Sunderland should reject bids of any amount for Defoe if they want to remain in the Prem!
— Martin Lee Grant (@Mar10LG) January 4, 2017
Bid for Defoe Reds……… Makes sense
— LiLA11_LFC (@Little_Andy) January 4, 2017
— Neil Chandler (@ChandlerDBA) January 4, 2017
I know defoe is getting on but bit of an insult from west ham to only offer £6m for him
— Adam Smith (@Badgersmith) January 4, 2017
£6m for Defoe, after told not to bid, and Gestede goes for £8m? Come on West Ham…. https://t.co/1roFlJAwwc
— Lyall Thomas (@SkySportsLyall) January 4, 2017
Are the mackems really stupid enough to sell Defoe? Suicide written all over it.
— Simon Judson (@SimonJudson) January 4, 2017
£6m for Jermain Defoe? Is West Ham taking the piss? #transferwindow
— GoonerGirl (@Gooner8Girl) January 4, 2017
6 million for Defoe but 20 million for Berahino? No, Defoe is worth 15 million. But Sunderland wouldn't dare sell him for any less than £30m
— Kaboul_hater (@SeanGWalker) January 4, 2017
£6m for Defoe ?? U buyin' the messi of a team ffs Westham LOOOL
— Olamide (@Dayor24) January 4, 2017