Tottenham Hotspur fans feel not re-signing Jermaine Defoe was mistake

Jermain Defoe of Sunderland (L) and David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland (R) speak prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Sunderland at The King Power...

The former Tottenham Hotspur star was available for free in the summer.

Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (CL) vies with West Bromwich Albion's French-born Cameroonian defender Allan Nyom (CR) during the English Premier League football...

Some Tottenham Hotspur fans on Twitter have questioned Mauricio Pochettino's decision to sign Fernando Llorente and not Jermain Defoe last summer.

By the look of things it seems like Spurs need another striking option to cover Harry Kane as Fernando Llorente continues to struggle following a £12 million move from Swansea City in the summer.

The Spanish striker was vilified by Tottenham fans once again on Tuesday after another profligate display in the 2-1 defeat at Leicester, meaning Llorente is yet to score in 16 appearances in all competitions.

Sunderland's English striker Jermain Defoe gestures during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Swansea City at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, north-east...

He is looking more and more like a flop every time he plays for the North Londoners and it's a valid question to ask whether Kane needs a better covering option in January.

Defoe, who netted 143 goals for Tottenham across two previous spells, has struggled for regular starts at Bournemouth following his Bosman move to the Cherries from Sunderland, starting six Premier League games and scoring once in 11 appearances overall.

Jermain Defoe of Sunderland scores his sides second goal past Eldin Jakupovic of Hull City as Andrea Ranocchia of Hull City appeals for offside during the Premier League match between Hull...

Mauricio Pochettino passed up a possible chance to bring him back in the summer when he was free, and some of the club's fanbase believe it was a mistake.

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