Sunderland confirm Jermain Defoe signing on three-and-a-half-year deal

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Sunderland have confirmed the signing of Jermain Defoe from Toronto FC on a three-and-a-half year contract. Jozy Altidore will move in the opposite direction as part of the deal with the MLS side.

Defoe, whose first game for Sunderland could come against his former side Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, moved to Toronto last year and scored 11 times in 16 games for the club but was eager for a return to the Premier League.

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