Paul Merson has recommended Jermain Defoe to Arsenal for the upcoming transfer window, but for me that is a complete no-no.
The 33 year-old has enjoyed an exciting end to the Premier League season, helping his Sunderland side to escape from the relegation zone with a huge upturn in form.
Defoe has been key to the club’s fortunes this term, scoring a huge 11 league goals in 2016 alone. The striker has been tipped for a possible recall to the England squad, a whole three years after his last international outing.
Paul Merson has now moved to recommend him to his former club Arsenal, claiming he would be a good squad player for us to have.
He said: “Arsenal could use him as well, So many teams play with one up front that there isn’t room for two big-name strikers.
“But Defoe could fit in as a back-up and he’d be lethal coming off the bench. Look at the goals he’s scored in a struggling side. He could definitely score goals for a contender.”
Defoe’s name simply shouts Tottenham to me, and you know what we think of Tottenham!
I would not begrudge Jermain a place in the England side, his form could bode well the Lions, but for him to play for Arsenal is not something I can accept.
I want to say that a 33 year-old is not wanted in our squad, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a player I would love our squad to be blessed with. Yaya Toure is another supposed target who is 33, and I would not take him in the squad either.
Would you sign Defoe for Arsenal? Am I the only one who was mildly-offended by this?