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Andy Townsend says Jermain Defoe could score for Celtic at 45

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Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe has a prolific record this season, but one pundit reckons he could still do a job in a decade's time at Celtic.

Sunderland's Jermain DefoeSunderland's Jermain Defoe

Jermain Defoe's impressive form for Sunderland has seen him earn a surprise yet deserved recall for England.

Defoe is 34 and has netted 14 league goals this season for the struggling Black Cats, 11 more than his nearest teammate.

The merits of his recall were discussed on BBC 5 Live's Monday Night Club, with pundit Andy Townsend using him to try and rile up fellow analyst Chris Sutton.

Townsend said he believes Defoe could still be banging in the goals in a decade's time... if he moves to Scotland.

He said: "Jermain Defoe would score at 45 if he went up to Celtic. That's a fact."

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Andy Townsend Andy Townsend

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton, long retired and now 44-years-old, hit back by questioning the state of the English game after yet another disappointing Champions League showing by Premier League clubs.

He said: "You say Defoe could score at Celtic at 45, but English teams have under achieved over past  four or five years, that's a fact. But we keep being told its the greatest league in the world?"

Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City have all been eliminated from the competition, with Leicester City the country's sole representatives in the quarter finals.

Celtic crashed out in the group stages without winning a game, but did manage to hold Manchester City in the group stages to two draws.

Perhaps Manchester City could have done with Jermain Defoe...

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