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.
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.
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.