Sunderland news round-up: Jermain Defoe must force West Ham move, spot-kick spat, skipper on transfers

Never a dull day at Sunderland is there?

Tuesday, 3rd January 2017, 11:47 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:13 pm
Jermain Defoe: 1 goals for the season. Picture by FRANK REID

A drubbing at Burnley followed by a fighting draw with Liverpool should be cause for joy but today the club have to put up with the comments and advice of forthright pundit Chris Sutton.

The former Norwich, Blackburn and Celtic striker says Jermain Defoe MUST leave Wearside for West Ham.

“He may have to front up to Moyes and force the deal through himself" says Sutton who reckons "Sunderland can hold out for a reasonable fee".

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Defoe's penalty double moved him up to 11 goals for the season.

But just what was all the kerfuffle with Fabio Borini before the spot-kicks?

O'Shea hopes there will be help for the squad during the transfer window.

Moyes has also spoken about the transfer period.