- Current club: Rangers
- Date of Birth: 7 October 1982
- Birthplace: Beckton, Beckton, London, England
- Position: Striker
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SAFC round-up: Ex-Chelsea defender Ashley Akpan training with Sunderland as former Black Cats ace Jermain Defoe hits career milestone at Rangers
weeks and started in the 5-0 loss to Manchester City in the Under-18s Premier League North last Saturday. The defender lasted around an hour
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Bournemouth have deployed their top scout to Finland to watch FC Lahti and Estonia national team striker Henri Anier in action.
Yesterday marked a major milestone in the return from injury of Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson. After a lengthy spell on the sidelines the Coventry-born forward scored a hat-trick against Huddersfield - is he now in contention for an England place?
Leicester City have rejected a £20 million bid from Bournemouth for hot prospect winger Demarai Gray. The youngster has wanted assurances recently that he would be given more game time at the King Power Stadium in the coming season, which manager Craig Shakespeare is keen to give him.
When July comes around, the anticipation and expectation ahead of the new Premier League season is matched by supporter's attempts to get excited about their club's pre-season friendlies against clubs they have often never heard of. After what seems to have been an eternity without Premier League football, there are plenty of signs that this could be the most entertaining season ever.
Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack could be set for a fresh challenge in the Championship with Sunderland seemingly keen in his services.
AC Milan have completed the signing of Sunderland striker Fabio Borini on an initial loan deal with the option of making it a permanent signing at the end of the coming season.
Jermain Defoe has joined Bournemouth from recently relegated Sunderland on a free transfer. The England striker has agreed to a three year contract with the club that he spent time with on loan at in the 2000/01 season.
Bournemouth are reportedly mulling over their decision to sign Jermain Defoe, who will be turning 35 later this year. The England international bagged 15 league goals for Sunderland last season, but he was unable to prevent them from dropping to the Championship.
Bournemouth are reportedly close to securing the services of veteran striker Jermain Defoe on a free transfer. The England international will be out of contract this summer due to a relegation release clause in his Sunderland deal.
Sunderland manager David Moyes admits that goalkeeper Jordan Pickford could be sold in the summer, should any club table a £30m fee for his services.
Crystal Palace Sam Allardyce is prepared to join the likes of West Ham United and Bournemouth in the pursuit to sign Jermain Defoe in the summer.
Sunderland's 2016/2017 season has been filled with gloom and darkness. After being relegated for the first time since 2006, it has been difficult to find any sort of positive light shining out for the supporters to admire. A big proportion of this limited light has been in the form of Jermain Defoe.
West Ham United will reportedly look to re-sign striker Jermain Defoe on a free transfer at the end of the current season.
West Ham United are prepared to lure both Jordan Pickford and Jermain Defoe from Sunderland when the transfer window reopens in the summer.
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce is open to the prospect of signing Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe, should they beat the Premier League drop this season.
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe could make a surprise switch to arch-rivals Newcastle United when the transfer window reopens in the summer.
Jermain Defoe has a relegation release clause in his Sunderland contract which will be triggered if the Black Cats are to drop to the Championship.
Bournemouth are prepared to lure Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe in the summer with the opportunity of offering him a regular run in the Premier League.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe will reportedly offer Jermain Defoe a return to the Premier League, should Sunderland fail to beat the drop this season.
Every year hundreds of academy players get released from the club they have been at for years. Those who do get the contract they have been working for, are often then the subject of a number of loan moves without ever getting close to the first team of their parent club. We often forget just how hard it is for young English players these days. The riches of the premier league ensure that clubs would rather invest in players than invest in time, and let their home-grown players thrive. Every season although, there are exceptions. Injuries can lead to opportunities, and cup competitions can offer a platform for young Englishmen to launch the start of their career. These players have taken the most of their opportunities this year, and it won’t be long until they’re considered for the England senior team.