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Deadline Day: He’s back! Jermain Defoe makes hero’s return to Sunderland

National outlets are reporting that Sunderland have completed the signing of Jermain Defoe, with the striker returning to Wearside after four and a half years away.

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According to several national media outlets, Sunderland have re-signed fan favourite Jermain Defoe on a deal that will keep him at the Stadium of Light until the end of the season, with an option to extend his contract further.

Defoe has been a free agent since leaving Rangers earlier this month, as the striker looked to continue his long playing career. He had been linked with a number of clubs, including the likes of Oxford United and Charlton Athletic but he has instead returned to Sunderland.

The 39-year-old previously spent three seasons on Wearside, during our spell in the Premier League, scoring 37 goals in 93 games in all competitions.

He’ll now join up with a first team squad who are 3rd in the league and will provide competition to League One’s top scorer Ross Stewart.

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