Why Jermain Defoe must stay at Sunderland

Natural goalscorer

Defoe is a natural goal scorer, which the Black Cats will need desperately if they have any hope of survival, along with new signings, but Defoe, who they mainly rely on, has scored 11 of the 19 goals they have scored this season. It’s going to be difficult, especially with Crystal Palace and other top flight clubs after his signature but hopefully, for David Moyes, he’ll be able to keep hold of him.In a recent interview, Moyes has described him as “invaluable” and he is their only hope if they want to stay in the Premier League.

It doesn’t help matters when the clubs is put up for sale and Moyes doesn’t haven’t many funds to spend during this difficult time for Sunderland and it just gets worse as the only other scorers for Sunderland this season are Anichebe, van Aanholt and Borini. Their task is made that much more difficult by their poor defence, they have the joint 19th worst defensive in the Premier League this season, their horrific defensive displays have seen them concede 40 goals in the division this season.

Experience

Defoe has played for a plenty of top flight clubs in his career, including West Ham, Tottenham, Portsmouth and Sunderland, he also had a short spell in the MLS with Toronto. Defoe has amassed over 270 appearances for Tottenham in two different spells, scoring just over 100 goals. Sunderland will be hoping that Defoe will provide the same service for the remainder of the season to keep the Black Cats in the Premier League.

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