The Mail is reporting that Newcastle will make a move for Jermain Defoe of Tottenham in January, and the England striker turns 31 years old next month.
Jermain Defoe – linked with Newcastle
The England striker does not get many starts at all at Tottenham these days, but if Newcastle do make a move for the former West Ham and Portsmouth player, it will go against the transfer policy of the Tyneside club, and Mike Ashley likes to sign players around 26 years old or younger.
Queens Park Rangers and his former boss Harry Redknapp had been linked with the striker over the summer months, but Jermain has ambitions to be in England’s World Cup squad next summer in Brazil, and would not want to take a step down in class in the Championship.
Newcastle need to bring in another striker in January, and we should have done that in the summer, but with our summer target Bafe Gomis likely to be available for about half the fee Lyon were asking for him in the summer, the French International striker would seem to be a better option.
We’d be very surprised if Newcastle do go after Defoe, who will be on big wages at Tottenham, and certainly his value at 31, will not increase on Tyneside, which is what the Newcastle owner likes to see.
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