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Written by Chineze Ogugua

Sunderland striker, Jermain Defoe has rejoined former club Bournemouth on a free transfer.

The 34-year-old England international, who scored 15 league goals last season, has signed a three-year deal.

Defoe moved to Sunderland in January 2015 after a brief spell at MLS side Toronto and, after saving the club from relegation in the 2015-16 season with 15 goals, signed a contract extension until 2019.

There was a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave on a free transfer if Sunderland were relegated, which he was able to trigger when the Black Cats finished bottom last season.

Defoe played as a teenager during the 2000-01 season on loan at Bournemouth from West Ham, scoring in 10 successive matches.

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