Sunderland fans seem keen on bringing Rangers striker Jermain Defoe back to the Stadium of Light after he was spotted at their home match against Burton Albion on Tuesday night.
We aren’t the only ones back on home turf tonight… ????
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) April 9, 2019
Defoe massively impressed Gers supporters with his performance for Steven Gerrard’s side on Sunday against Motherwell, combining superbly with Scott Arfield in a 3-0 win.
It now looks like fans of the Black Cats want a bit of that as they battle to win promotion from English League One.
The veteran striker scored 37 goals in 93 appearances for the club back when they were in the Premier League, one of the bright shining lights in the team during a fairly miserable time to be a Sunderland supporter.
Announced as being in attendance by the official Sunderland Twitter account on Tuesday, fans couldn’t help but plead with the player to make his return to England.
Unfortunately for them, his loan deal at Ibrox runs for another season and it’s likely he’ll continue to work under Steven Gerrard until then.
These supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
— Grace (@grace_marshallx) April 9, 2019
He resigning a secret deal no one knew about ????
— Adam James Cain (@adamJamescain92) April 9, 2019
— cheeses of nazereth (@cheesesofnaz) April 10, 2019
Get him on the pitch!
— Steffan White (@steffanwhite) April 9, 2019
come back jermaine we need you
— ⚡️TheGenuineFish⚡️(#SSNC) (@FishGenuine) April 9, 2019
Wish he was still a Sunderland player
— Stephen Stokoe (@StephenStokoe) April 10, 2019
PS hope you didn’t pay for a pint mind Jermain, welcome here any time, any season, and for what you did here you never need to buy a pint, pie, bovril, programme, nowt
— Guinness Guzzler (@GuzzlerSAFC) April 9, 2019
Sign him up
— Dean Purcell (@DeanPurcell1) April 9, 2019
Will Jermain Defoe keep his place in the team ahead of Alfredo Morelos in the final few games of the season? Share your thoughts in the comments below…