Collymore: Spurs Should Have Signed Defoe

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Dom Le Roy

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has suggested Spurs should have made a move to re-sign the iconic Tottenham forward Jermaine Defoe from Sunderland.

At an impressive 34 years of age, Jermain Defoe has proved he still has his goal-scoring touch both domestically and on the international stage.

The striker managed 15 goals each in his previous two seasons in the top flight with North-East club, Sunderland.

However, now that Sunderland have been relegated, the striker is available to leave on a free transfer and, according to the BBC, is all set to join Bournemouth ahead of the 2017-18 season.

Stan Collymore took to the Boyle Sport Twitter account to discuss transfer ins and outs at Spurs and lamented the club’s decision to ignore the prospect of resigning a proven Premier League goalscorer. He said:

“It’s a pity. I mean, Jermain Defoe…people say, ‘Oh he’s getting a little bit old now’ and ‘Would it set the right tone at Spurs’.”

“But he has bags of experience and I think as a back-up striker he would have loved to have gone back to Spurs.”

“They wouldn’t have had to burst the bank to get him, but as it goes he’s gone to Bournemouth so that one is done and dusted.”

Jermian Defoe is viewed in high regard by the Spurs faithful after having managed 91 goals in the Premier League across 11 different seasons in Spurs white.

I must say, I agree with Collymore here. I think Defoe would have been at home at Spurs, even as a bench-warmer behind Harry Kane. He’d have been a terrific back-up option, able to both lead the line and feed off a strike partner. And he was going for free on top of that.

But what do you think? Should Spurs have snapped him up?

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  1. I’ve been thinking that since he came back to England – Once he came back, he has gotten himself in great shape.

    He is still one of the most lethal strikers in the league, and to get him for free!

  2. He wouldn’t have done that as it’s a WC year and he needs playing time. Doesn’t fit for multiple reasons. Janssen will be a very adequate backup this year. Plus they have Sterling and Harrison knocking on the door for minutes


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