Jermain Defoe hasn’t wasted any time in ensuring Premier League football for next season.
Defoe is said to be very close to signing on a free transfer for Bournemouth in a three-year deal worth £65,000, according to The Guardian.
The England striker signed for Sunderland in January 2015 and has scored 15 goals this season as the Black Cats slumped to relegation from the Premier League.
The deal could potentially see Defoe playing up to his 37th birthday in what has been a stellar career and a recent renaissance since joining Sunderland.
His club form even earned him a first call-up to the England national team after last lining out for the Three Lions in 2013.
With Sunderland falling to the Championship there were bound to be some casualties and this news is hardly surprising to the Stadium of Light faithful given how successful the striker was in front of goal this term.
Having been loaned out to Bournemouth from West Ham at the turn of the millennium Defoe will be somewhat familiar with the set-up at the south coast club, albeit 17 years on.
Gavin Quinn, Pundit Arena