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Veteran seeking 100k per week

Filed: Thursday, 18th May 2017
By: Staff Writer

West Ham target Jermain Defoe is seeking a bumper pay deal to lead him into retirement.

The 35-year-old will leave Sunderland this summer after the Black Cats were relegated from the Premier League. However potential suitors have been told they that the former England man will not come cheap.

According to the Evening Standard, Defoe - who can count both West Ham and Bournemouth as interested parties - is seeking a 5million per year salary (ITRO 100,000 per week) plus a signing on feee of circa 6million.

Defoe was previously employed by West Ham between 1999 and 2003, when he famously handed in a transfer request the day after the club were relegated from the Premiership 14 years ago this month.

Despite that ill-advised move, the former England striker remained at the Boleyn Ground for a further nine months before sealing a move to Tottenham, in exchange for Bobby Zamora and 7million.

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