West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has not ruled out making a move for Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe in January.
The Hammers are lacking a clinical striker after Andy Carroll picked up an injury which has left him sidelined all season so far, with no return date set and this has left Allardyce playing a 4-6-0 formation in recent weeks.
As for Defoe, he is becoming increasingly annoyed at the lack of game-time after Spurs signed Roberto Soldado this Summer, and despite only scoring penalties, the Spaniard still gets the nod over the Englishman, despite him scoring regularly in cup competitions.
With a possible return to Upton Park in the pipeline, it is believed Defoe would love the chance to play for West Ham again after he admitted in an interview that he still loves the club and still regrets leaving 10-years ago.
However, some of the West Ham fans aren’t so keen after they still struggle to forgive him for leaving the club just hours after they got relegated from the Premier League.
As for Allardyce, he refused to comment on the situation, but he didn’t rule out the idea.
He said: ‘I can’t really comment on that because don’t forget if I comment on having an interest in a player that can be deemed as an approach and they could bring me up on an FA charge.
‘Many a manager has been brought up on that over the years. I was flabbergasted when that first charge was made, against David O’Leary, if I remember rightly, saying ‘if that player’s available I would like to sign him’.
‘I don’t want an FA charge. They have already had some of my money which they shouldn’t have had – they are not having any more.’
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt