Jermain Defoe confirms his return to Bournemouth after 16 long years with a promise to bring goals for the team once again.
The 34-year-old is set to earn £65,000-a-week as finalized in his contract with the Cherries. He is back to Eddie Howe’s side after exercising a relegation release clause in his Sunderland contract.
“It’s great to be back and I’m really looking forward to this challenge,” Defoe expressed. “When the opportunity came about to return to AFC Bournemouth I just knew it was the right one.”
The football star also added in a very determined manner, “The Bournemouth fans know that every time I pull the shirt on I will give 100% , and the one thing I can guarantee is goals.”
The Cherries have invested heavily in Defoe’s compensation package and club coach Howe was delighted to have signed the key figure, saying that, “This is a huge moment for the football club and another step in the right direction.”
Defoe managed 15 goals in all 37 Premier League appearances for the Black Cats last season.
The English player, along with Jordan Pickford and Fabio Borini are among those who are bound exit Sunderland this summer after finishing bottom in the domestic league.
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