West Ham should do WHATEVER IT TAKES to sign Defoe in January, says Zamora

first_imgBobby Zamora has urged West Ham to do whatever it takes to bring Jermain Defoe back to the club in the January transfer window.Former Hammers striker Defoe has been linked with a sensational return to the London club, 13 years after he left for Tottenham following a bitter fall-out.At the age of 34, the ex-England frontman has rediscovered his best form for the Black Cats and was the Premier League’s fourth best goalscorer in 2016 with his 20 goals beaten only by Diego Costa, Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero.Desperate to bolster their struggling front line, West Ham saw an £8million bid rejected by Sunderland this week, and are thought to be planning another offer.Latest rumours suggest they could go up to the £15m mark, but Zamora has told his former club to go all out to land the in-form star.“Jermain Defoe is a top, top talent and West Ham need him,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I would say to West Ham to try to push a bit more to get him. I want to see West Ham do well and I think Jermain’s the man who can score them goals.“But Sunderland have got to try and keep hold of him too.“Jermain is a top out-and-out striker – I would want him in my side because you know if he only gets half a chance, you know he’s going to take it.“He hasn’t hit 20 goals in the Premier League for a while but in a top side, if he plays every game, I think he’d do that easily.”Listen to Bobby Zamora on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!last_img read more