Defoe wants £16m to rejoin Hammers


Fdefoeormer Hammer Jermain Defoe wants £16m to rejoin the Hammers or their Premier League rivals Bournemouth.

According to the London Evening Standard the striker – who has a relegation clause – will want a £6m signing on fee as a free agent plus £100,000 per week for two years £10.4m of wages.

When the striker joined the Black Cats on a three-and-a-half-year deal from Toronto in January 2015, it was written into his contract that he could leave on a free should they go down.

Club chiefs then failed to remove that clause when the thirty-four-year-old penned a one-year extension last summer, a month before David Moyes took charge.

West Ham offered £6m in January to sign the former Hammer but David Moyes refused to sell him believing he was their only hope of Premier League survival but Defoe’s 15 goals were not enough to save them.

It is believed West Ham is his preferred destination despite the Cherries being bookies favourites.

Toby Cotte wrote in Premier League Daily: “I think that (West Ham)  is his preferred choice but obviously it depends on the owners and people running West Ham.

“Would I like to see him there? Yes, I would.He is a goalscorer and it is hard to buy a goalscorer now. People will say that he is 35 years of age but I think with the modern day game it is easier to play on.”

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  • johnham1 says:

    Forget him, I would not give him a pennty signing on and I would certainly not give him 100k a week unless we are stupid.

  • Boogabenson says:

    I would of said no before i read this now its a deffo SOD OFF. Cheeky git has he got a bit of french in him.

  • WakeTheWolf says:

    I bet it’s not even true…
    He isn’t on that at Sunderland, so why would he take the **** even more when he said he wants to rectify the way he left West Ham.
    I’m sorry but this is a rubbish story.

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  • kevin says:

    No way . 35 years old and demanding a wage out of perspective . West Ham is not a charity Don’t understand the comment about the ” modern game ” . Today’s game is fast and furious . The first thing to happen will be an injury where we pay 100G per week .
    He is not the Young Talent we need to build a team with Ambition .
    Too many rumours floating around yet again regarding possible signings .
    Might as well let everyone into the secret , we play at the London Stadium .

    • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

      Yeah Kev its what papers do.Sorry to shatter your illusions but they dont all come from the club.Journalist make them up.Was the Defoe link a secret then,sh*t thats been weasled out of some one then 😂😂

  • PopRobson says:

    If it’s true, -no way send him to Palace.

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    Well it must be true if Toby Cotte wrote it,whoever he is.
    Pluck a figure out of the air & lets run a story,then wait for fans to bite 😁

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