Jermain Defoe has expressed his discontent at his current Sunderland role.
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe insists he still has more to offer the Premier League, but only if he is played in a central role for the Black Cats.
According to latest quotes published by the Mirror, the 32-year-old is unhappy at being shunted out wide at the Stadium of Light.
Defoe said: “It goes without saying that I still feel that I’ve got more to offer, but I need that to be up front - in the position I know best.
“I still feel that I’ve got more years in me. I’m fit, I don’t drink, don’t smoke, I like to stay professional and I love the game.
He continued, "All I want to do is play in the position where I know that I can do best. That is up front scoring goals."
Defoe has scored one goal in two appearances this season, despite the Black Cats struggles.
To date, he is the club's joint highest goalscorer, having converted half of his chances, while hitting the target from 100% of those attempts.
These latest quotes emerge amid speculation linking the Premier League journeyman with a move to promoted Bournemouth, according to the Mirror.
When discussing his future at the club, he was quoted as saying the following:
“You never know happens in the transfer window, so it's not for me to talk about my future. The club decides that, not me.”
“If the club don’t agree to it, then no player goes anywhere."
The Black Cats face a testing encounter on Saturday, when an in-form Swansea travel to the Stadium of Light.
No doubt Defoe will be hoping to be re-instated as the club's central striker with the Englishman hoping to ease the pressure on Dick Advocaat's side at the bottom of the Premier League table.