Bournemouth forward Jermaine Defoe could be recalled back to the club for the start of the season. The 36 year old forward is currently on an 18 months loan at Scottish side Rangers but could be recalled back to the club as the season begins.
Current dirt team forwards Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser have been linked with moves to other clubs and this could result in the veteran forward coming to fill the attacking options. Manager Eddie Howe is considering this as a last option depending on how the next few weeks pan out.
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Jermain Defoe is arguably the most underrated striker in the history of the Premier League. The diminutive forward is not always in the conversation of the best strikers to ever play in the league despite featuring in the top 10 list of highest goal scorers.
The period that underlined his goalscoringexploits was in the 2015/2016 season after joining Sunderland from his torrid stint in America Defoe scored 15 goals that season. His goals were a huge reason why Sunderland was able to escape relegation.
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Bournemouth striker Jermaine Defoe received the OBE at Buckingham Palace for his charity work and dedicated the award to his friend, Bradley Lowery who passed away just last year.
After receiving the award, Defoe admitted he felt proud to receive such a prestigious award, the OBE (Order of the British Empire) before dedicating the award to Bradley Lowery.
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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has stated that Jermain Defoe is an important member of the team and that he will be counting on him a lot this season. He said that this is why he has not allowed the player to leave on loan.
Eddie Howe said that he has a small squad and that he will need each of his players during this long season. He said that Jermain Defoe is an important member of the squad and that his experience is invaluable for the team.
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Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has come to the defence of Paul Pogba following worldwide meltdown of Manchester United fans following the shock loss to Brighton on Sunday. After starting the first game decently with victory over Leicester City 2-1, many expected the start studded side to offer more. However, an underwhelming performance saw them lose at the Falmer Stadium.
Many have questioned if Pogba would truly reach the level of consistency required to operate at the highest levels. Defoe believes the France international is yet capable of doing so. The World Cup winner opened scoring for the season, and skippered the team in the games but he was not able to do more.
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Former Sunderland forward Jermaine Defoe has returned to his former club Bournemouth on a free transfer. The 34-year old, who scored 15 league goals last season, has penned down a three-year contract with Bournemouth following the relegation of Sunderland.
“It is awesome to be back,” said Defoe, who as a teenager used the 2000/01 season on loan at Bournemouth from West Ham, scoring in 10 successive matches. “It was an easy and doubtless decision joining a top team with a competent manager. The only thing I can assure you all is ‘goals’.”
The former Tottenham, Portsmouth, West Ham and Charlton striker is seventh on the Premier League all-time goals list having found the net 158 times in 468 appearances. Cherries manager Eddie Howe believes Defoe returning to the club is a “huge moment” for them. Defoe joined Sunderland in January 2015 after spending little time in Toronto and signed a contract extension until 2019.
His contract had a clause that would allow him to leave on a free transfer if Sunderland were relegated, which he was able to act upon when the Black Cats finished bottom last season. He made his England debut in 2004 and featured at the 2010 World Cup, but has not been seen playing for the national side between 2013 and 2017. His brilliant performance last campaign earned him a recall to Gareth Southgate’s side, and he scored his 20th international goal against Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier in March.
Defoe happens to be Bournemouth’s second signing of the summer, following the arrival of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from the defending champions, Chelsea. “Our plan is to bring in players who can impact our squad positively and we believe Defoe is capable of doing that as a brilliant goal scorer,” added Howe whose side finished ninth in the Premier League last season.
Jermain Defoe has reiterated his belief that there is no chance Bournemouth will lose their Premier League status at the end of the season.
He says the club are too good to suffer relegation this season, despite a slow start to their Premier League campaign.
Bournemouth have lost all three of their opening league matches but Defoe, who was relegated with Sunderland last season, is not worried just yet.
Raheem Sterling scored a dramatic winner at the Vitality Stadium last time out to deny Bournemouth their first point this term following defeats to West Brom and Watford in their first two Premier League matches.
Bottom-of-the-league West Ham and Crystal Palace are the only other sides who have failed to pick up a single point since the beginning of the season but Defoe insists Bournemouth have the quality to avoid being involved in a relegation battle.
“It’s not going to happen, 100 per cent it’s not going to happen, not with how it is there,” said Defoe, when questioned on the possibility of relegation.
“It’s such a long season. It’s so early to call but from what I’ve seen since I have been there we’ll be fine.” Continue reading “DEFOE: BOURNEMOUTH STAYING UP”
Bournemouth new player Jermain Defoe has been dragged into a messy love triangle ahead of the start of the new season.
Heart FM radio presenter Ben Weston claimed that the England international cheated with his sales rep wife and caused him to split with her.
Weston claims Defoe slept with his woman after visiting her bathroom showroom. Defoe is reportedly horrified about being dragged into all of this before the new season resumes. Defoe met the woman at her showroom last year and she showed off pictures of her enjoying a football game which the player reportedly got her. The couple ended their union this year and this might just be a get-back-at-her episode but Defoe is angry at the link nonetheless.
Defoe was also in somewhat similar mess last year. Rachel Calvert left her Newcastle United-supporting hubby Tony for Defoe last year. The 24-year old left her dockworker husband who she was married to for two years to move in with the former Sunderland man. Continue reading “JERMAIN DEFOE DRAGGED INTO MESSY LOVE TRIANGLE”
Craig Gordon seems still upset by the rough challenge he received from then Spurs striker Jermain Defoe when they clashed at White Hart Lane late 2009.
The No. 1 keeper then for Sunderland says he would not forget that day as they lost 2-0 and the striker broke his arm.
The Celtic goalie said he remembers the late challenge that altered the course of his life. He is the man in goal when England play Scotland at Hampden at the World Cup qualifiers. He says that he hopes to keep a clean shirt and leave the Bournemouth new signing hurting this time.
“Of course I know Defoe well. He broke my arm at White Hart Lane so you could definitely say there’s history there. No, I wasn’t pleased with the challenger. I went out to dive at his feet, he kicked my arm – and broke it,” the keeper said.
Gordon added that he still had “the metal work” in there as he had to undergo three operations to fix the issues. He complained that it still hurts him every now and then. He said after the game Defoe tried reaching out but he was not interested. Continue reading “CRAIG GORDON OUT TO BREAK ENGLAND HEARTS”