Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe is set to sign for Bournemouth on a three year deal following the North East club's relegation to the English Championship.The 34 year old signed for Sunderland in January 2015, scoring 37 goals in all competitions.

Defoe is available on a free transfer and Bournemouth are reportedly willing to pay him over £3 million a year to lead the line for the South coast club.

In season 2000-01, Defoe was on loan to Bournemouth from West Ham scoring 12 goals in 10 consecutive games finishing the season on 20 goals.

News of Defoe's impending departure from the North East club saw a mixed reaction:

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