Championship side Wigan are eyeing up a move for former Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United striker Jermain Defoe on loan, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

Paul Cook is looking to add to his Wigan side and is eyeing up a move for former Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United striker Jermain Defoe on loan.

Alan Nixon tweeted: “Wigan. Looking into a surprise loan move for Jermain Defoe. Will probably be available. Size of wages the obvious issue.”

At the weekend, Jack Marriott scored a header in the first-half and it was enough to secure three points for Derby at 10-man Wigan.

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Wigan were up against it after Kal Naismith was red-carded in the 15th minute for hauling down Harry Wilson as he ran onto a Marriott through ball.

About Jermain Defoe –

Jermain Defoe began his career at West Ham United, he made his senior debut at 18 in 2000. After four years with West Ham, he then made the move to Tottenham Hotspur.

He had an impressive four seasons, which saw Jermain Defoe voted Tottenham’s Player of the Year in 2004, netted 50 goals for the club in all competitions and compete in the UEFA Cup for the first time.

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In 2015, he signed for Sunderland on a three-and-a-half year deal. He was a vital part of the Black Cats side as they remained in the Premier League after a tough 2015-16 campaign. He netted a hat-trick against Swansea City , also he scored a vital goal in the win over strugglers Norwich City, also he managed to bag the winner against giants Chelsea towards the end of the season.

Jermain Defoe made his England debut in 2004 and has made 57 appearances, scoring 20 goals, including three appearances and a goal at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


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