Yesterday we asked you the question; Should Newcastle United have tried to sign Jermain Defoe?

With United desperate for at least one new goalscorer and nothing else seemingly happening in the transfer market for Newcastle, have they let a decent signing slip by?

jermain defoeCountless times over the years United had been linked with Defoe, even in the summer transfer window there was yet more speculation that Newcastle could sign him just as the window was closing.

Moving forward to this current transfer window however and it has been confirmed that Defoe has passed his medical for Sunderland, with the signing expected to be announced by teh mackems today and Jozy Altidore heading back to the MLS as part of the arrangement.


The bare facts are that Jermain Defoe is now 32 years of age and his most recent goalscoring form is that of 10 goals in 22 games for Spurs last season and 12 in 17 for Toronto.

The soon to be Sunderland striker is reported to have agreed a deal which will see him paid £70,000 a week.

The verdict of the Newcastle fans?

Almost exactly two to one in favour of NOT wanting to sign him;

65% No keep well away 35% Yes should have gone for him.

Some supporters left comments along the lines of not wanting Defoe because it could mean less games for Ayoze Perez.

Well apart from the fact he could get injured and we’d be left with Emmanuel Riviere as our only senior option for at least the next month.

I would love to see a real quality goalscorer brought in for Ayoze Perez to play WITH, not instead of, whether Jermain Defoe could have been that player we’ll just never know now.