Rio Ferdinand has his say on Jermaine Defoe to West Ham rumours

Rio Ferdinand

The former West Ham United player would like to see the Sunderland man return.

Rio Ferdinand has taken to Twitter to have his say on the ongoing speculation linking Jermain Defoe with a return to West Ham United.

The striker has been in superb form for Sunderland this season and according to the BBC West Ham have seen a £6million bid rejected by the Black Cats as they attempt to strengthen their own forward line.

Sunderland's Fabio Borini celebrates after he scored the first goal with Jermain Defoe (right)

When asked on social media what he thought of the 34-year-old potentially heading back to the Hammers, Ferdinand wrote, “Goals and more goals…would be a good signing. Back down London as well.”

There is no doubt West Ham would benefit from a player with Defoe’s innate talent in front of goal. However Sunderland would be mad to sell him given that he is arguably their only hope of securing Premier League football beyond May.

Sunderland's Jermain Defoe

If the Black Cats get relegated it would cost them far more than they could ever get for Defoe at this stage of his career and West Ham would be laughing if they can get a deal over the line in the coming weeks.

Ferdinand is not the only one who thinks it would be a smart piece of business, yet Sunderland have to rebuff any and all attempts for their own long-term aspirations.

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