The former Tottenham Hotspur star was available for free in the summer.
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.
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.
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.
Defoe on the pitch last night would have had us win the game https://t.co/bPpwHXH1nP— ThE ArTisT (@SpursArtist) November 29, 2017
When Tottenham need goals— Del Boy (@DelboyTurkTHFC) November 29, 2017
There is only ONE sub that would bring that and that was Jermain Defoe! He would of buried all of Llorentes chances! BRING HIM HOME POCH! HES ONE OF US AND KANE AND DEFOE WOULD BE DEADLY@IAmJermainDefoe retire at Tottenham
Great shout.— Robert (@Robert_THFC_) November 29, 2017
Even a 35 yr defoe would have been a better option than that donkey llorente— ~ (@Ali_Thfc) November 29, 2017
Tbf if Defoe never left, would Kane have ever got the chance to be where he is now? My man should have rejoined us instead of Sunderland still.— Sharaiz (@RosesAreBIack) November 29, 2017
Neither Janssen or Llorente good enough for Spurs. Should’ve got Defoe back.— George (@1882George) November 28, 2017
Rather have Defoe than bloody Llorente coming off the bench.— DrSpur (@SpursDr) November 28, 2017
How long was Soldado with us again? Goals from open play is the only way to judge this - Llorente has only been with us a few months, could still turn it around. We should have just signed up Defoe again! He was always amazing off the bench.— Dan Furmage (@DanielFurmage) November 29, 2017