Newcastle United’s new manager Kevin Keegan is said to want to sign Jermaine Defoe from Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.
Jermain Defoe – Keegan interested in Tottenham striker
Defoe, 25, has not had a good time of it at Tottenham since he joined in 2004. He is now behind a few strikers, like Berbatov, Bent and Keane, and does not get too many starts at the North London club.
Since new manager Ramos arrived in October it looks like Jermain has fallen even further down the pecking order, and he has been told he can leave in January.
But Newcastle are not the only club interested in Jermaine and it is understood that Martin Oâ€™Neil would like to take the striker to Aston Villa, and may already have had talks with the English striker.
Itâ€™s reported that Keegan has been given a transfer war chest to spend in January of up to Â£25m by Billionaire Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, and has now made Defoe his No 1 transfer target.
Earlier today a Villa insider would not confirm stories currently circulating about Aston Villa wanting Defoe, but there are doubts at Villa regarding the fitness of John Carew and the form of Marlon Harewood.
O’Neill is said to be keen to get Defoe into the Birmingham club in January, but the reported interest of Newcastle United with new manager Kevin Keegan now in place, may interest Defoe in a potential move to Tyneside.
Keegan will no doubt start to play a much more attacking brand of football than his predecessor Sam Allardyce, and most forwards would presumably be interested in joining Kevinâ€™s new revolution at Newcastle United.
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