Jermain Defoe exits Sunderland to sign mega-money deal at Bournemouth - report

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Jermain Defoe has reportedly signed a mega-money deal at Premier League Bournemouth, ending his two and a half year spell at Sunderland.

The Times' George Caulkin is reporting that Defoe's Black Cats departure has been confirmed - with the England striker netting £130,000 per week on a three-year deal.

Put into perspective that represents a significant pay rise from his Stadium of Light wage, and potentially guarantees the striker his whopping wage until the age of 37.

In total Defoe played 93 games for Sunderland in all competitions, scoring 37 goals.

Sunderland will not receive a fee for their top-scorer, with a relegation release clause activated in his contract this summer.

The Black Cats reportedly turned down a £6m bid for Defoe in January from West Ham.

The Hammers, along with Crystal Palace, were again keen to sign the veteran frontman this summer but appear to have been beaten by Eddie Howe's Bournemouth.