Three reasons West Ham signing Defoe on a free would be best business of summer
According to reports in The Sun, West Ham are hoping to bring Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe back to the club this summer, 13 years after he left for Tottenham Hotspur.
The 34-year-old has scored 14 Premier League goals for the Mackems this season, but they are looking odds-on to be relegated to the Championship as they currently lie bottom of the table and seven points from safety.
If they do go down the story suggests that Defoe could be available on a free transfer at the end of the campaign, and having just been recalled to the England squad, the signing of the prolific forward could be a bargain for whichever side gets him.
It seems as though Slaven Bilic wants that team to be the Irons, and if a deal materialises then he would be return to play for the club he made his debut for in 2000.
Here are three reasons signing Defoe on a free would be the best business of the summer…