sport news Jermaine Defoe's Sunderland return on hold with Lee Johnson 'reluctant' to sign ...

sport news Jermaine Defoe's Sunderland return on hold with Lee Johnson 'reluctant' to sign ...
sport news Jermaine Defoe's Sunderland return on hold with Lee Johnson 'reluctant' to sign ...
Jermaine Defoe's Sunderland return on hold with Black Cats manager Lee Johnson 'reluctant' to sign 39-year-old striker during January transfer window Jermaine Defoe held talks with Sunderland over a return to Wearside this week Black Cats manager Lee Johnson reportedly reluctant to sign 39-year-old Former England international was released by Rangers earlier this month Defoe is looking for short-term contract before retiring at the end of the season  Striker scored 37 goals in 93 games for Sunderland between 2015 and 2017 

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Sunderland manager Lee Johnson is reportedly reluctant to bring Jermaine Defoe back to Wearside, despite holding talks with the player.

Earlier this week, the veteran striker told talkSPORT he had discussed a possible return to the Stadium of Light with the club after being released by Rangers this month.

However, according to The Northern Echo, Johnson is not entirely sold on adding the 39-year-old to his squad during the January transfer window. Specifically, Johnson is said to be wary of adding a former international coming to the end of his career to the fold. 

Jermaine Defoe has held talks with Sunderland over a potential return to Wearside in January

Jermaine Defoe has held talks with Sunderland over a potential return to Wearside in January

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