Revealed: Over half of Newcastle fans want to sign Defoe

Newcastle fans have been discussing making a surprise swoop for Jermain Defoe, and fans are completely split on a move for the former England international.

Newcastle are on the hunt for some more firepower up front this summer, so should they make a bargain swoop for Defoe?

The Chronicle list the 35 year-old as a possible target for this summer, and his age and lack of playing time at Bournemouth could make him available for a bargain price.

The Magpies have been linked with a move for Bournemouth’s Josh King, but a deal for the Norwegian would be a lot more expensive and could even mean Matt Ritchie, a fan favourite, heads the other way.

Defoe wouldn’t be the first choice number nine Rafael Benitez is looking for, but he could operate as a “super sub”.

Many fans feel they need a minimum of two new strikers this summer, as Aleksandar Mitrovic will almost certainly leave and Dwight Gayle and Joselu simply aren’t Premier League standard.

Fans are split on a move for Defoe, as it seems plenty haven’t forgotten about the fact he spent two years at Sunderland, where he was a fan favourite. The slight majority are leaning in favour of making a shock swoop for the 57-cap striker though, and you can find the full poll results down below…