Five Defoe replacements for Sunderland

Whilst Sunderland manager David Moyes has publicly stated that his top goalscorer Jermain Defoe is not for sale during the January transfer window, the 33-year-old continues to be linked with a move away from the Stadium of Light this month.

The attacker’s former club West Ham United have already had a £6m offer rejected for the marksman – who has scored eleven Premier League goals this season to keep the Black Cats in with a chance of survival – and it is unclear whether the Irons will come back with an increased offer before the window slams shut.

If the Wearside outfit did receive an offer they couldn’t refuse for the 33-year-old, Moyes would be under pressure to find a replacement that would provide the goal threat and finishing ability that Defoe has in his locker in order to lead the club away from the relegation places that they have been in and around all season, and to safety.

Here are FIVE potential players that he could sign this month to replace his veteran striker…