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Bournemouth Sign Defoe On Free Transfer

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Good god, 120k a week is a massive sum for a club like Bournemouth to be paying.

That said, he's guaranteed goals but you have to wonder how many seasons he has left as a top flight player.

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i hope Bournemouth lose this 'plucky' & 'little' tag now.

Spunked millions on Grabban, Gradel, Cook, Gray, now huge wages on Defoe.

They can't be that little now. 

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Great news for Bournemouth.  Probably the second best english striker at the moment.  I'm happy for defoe as well he seems like a nice guy. 

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1 hour ago, Stan said:

i hope Bournemouth lose this 'plucky' & 'little' tag now.

Spunked millions on Grabban, Gradel, Cook, Gray, now huge wages on Defoe.

They can't be that little now. 

They've not been little for years now but the media are so in love with them, it's beyond embarrassing. 

As a League One club they were throwing in excess of £10k a week at players, they're not small. 

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Bournemouth and Eddie Howe have done well, but they have had one hell of a relative backing to do it.

The most bizarre thing about them is it seems like their best players are their cheapest buys. Bit like us actually.

Can see the logic in signing Defoe but £120k a week is absolutely absurd for someone his age, on a 2 year deal with an option of 3. I assume there is some kind of relegation release clause here?

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I'm getting 65k on different sources.

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People seem to treat them with kid gloves because they're a shite little club with a tiny stadium. 

Not enough to make them underdogs when they're up to their tits in dodgy money.

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First of all where did they get the money for that? Second off, 120k is a stupid amount of money for him, I understand he'll bag goal but still jeez. I guess I makes up for not having to pay for a transfer? Still for that much be best make at least 12-15 goals.

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1 minute ago, Dickie said:

First of all where did they get the money for that? Second off, 120k is a stupid amount of money for him, I understand he'll bag goal but still jeez. I guess I makes up for not having to pay for a transfer? Still for that much be best make at least 12-15 goals.

promotion to, and then surviving in, the Premier League?

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19 minutes ago, Stan said:

promotion to, and then surviving in, the Premier League?

Definitely not chump change there.

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3 year deal paying Defoe £20m 

Add sign on fee and agent fee it's a bit like a £25-30m signing. Sorry got my Mike Ashley accountant hat on.

 

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17 minutes ago, HoneyNUFC said:

3 year deal paying Defoe £20m 

Add sign on fee and agent fee it's a bit like a £25-30m signing. Sorry got my Mike Ashley accountant hat on.

 

I guess split it through the year is a better in their head.

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2 hours ago, The Artful Dodger said:

Any evidence of 120k? 

No, tabloid bollocks.

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Free transfer and only 65k instead of the reported what 80-100k? This move will pay off itself.

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Three year deal, he's done well for himself. 

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Three year deal is probably a bit steep here. Got a lot of time for Defoe but at 34 years old he could find himself over the hill by February, you never know.

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He was quite average last season and only appeared as if he was good because he was surrounded by shite , it is on a free though so not much of a risk.

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Three years is a bit generous but I think he'll get goals in that side. They're very decent going forward.

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Defoe the master of late, late goals...

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1 minute ago, RandoEFC said:

What's the stat? Goals after 90th minute?

yep, not sure why that bit didn't copy xD 

 

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Losing in the 90th minute? Get Defoe on

If it's the 90th minute of a game and your side need a goal, you'll probably feel a lot more hopeful if Jermain Defoe is on the pitch.

That's because the veteran Bournemouth striker is the master of last-minute goals.

 

from the BBC site.

 

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Fair enough. Don't remember too many late goals from him off the top of my head though. Perhaps they were goals number 2 or 3 in comfortable wins while he was at Spurs.

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He came out today saying he wants a World Cup spot. With him, Kane and Vardy we would have three strikers with different strengths. It's something Southgate should consider.

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I wouldn't mind him going tbh. Bit of a desperate thing to half rely on a striker in their mid-30s to have a spot in the squad but he's a proven goalscorer nonetheless. More so than Welbeck surely (i really can't stand him)?

 

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