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.