Bournmouth manager Eddie Howe is keen on bringing Sunderland striker Jermaine Defoe to Dean Court.
Defoe has strugled for first team action this season at the stadium of light. Former club Bournmouth look ready to beat west ham to the signature of the 33 year old.
With Callum Wilson injured Eddie Howe belivies Jermaine can fill the boots left by the 23 year old.
After arriving from Toronto last year Defoe coudn’t adapt to the 4-3-3 formation played by former boss Dick Advocaat.
The former West Ham and Tottenham man spoke about his gametime.
“Obviously, I can understand the manager coming in and saying he’s not too sure if he wants to play 4-4-2,” Defoe said.
“He might want to be more solid in midfield so you don’t concede goals, so we’ll just see what happens.
“But at the age of 33, you want to play football. I didn’t come here to sit on the bench. You want to play football and score goals. I said that from day one.”
“I don’t think like that, I don’t sit there and think, ‘Well, come January I’m going to go’.
“I’ve just got to focus on the games, stay positive and, if I play then, I’ve got to do my best, work hard and hopefully score.
“The manager knows. I’m 33, I want to play games. If you speak to any of the boys, everyone wants to play.
“Yeah, the manager picks the team – you’ve got to respect that – but at the same time, it doesn’t mean you have to be happy about it.”