The news that Toronto FC and England striker Jermain Defoe is in talks with Sunderland about a return to the Premier League, prompts the thought: what, he’s onthe move again?
For the striker is a serial January mover and were he to complete a move to Sunderland he would move joint top when it came to the number of moves made by a player during mid-season transfer window.
Defoe will move alongside Wayne Bridge, as this will be his fourth Premier League move since the window was introduced in 2002/03.
The research was conducted by bwin and the source of the data can be found here.
At present, the top movers look like this – loans included:
4 moves – Wayne Bridge (Chelsea to Fulham, Chelsea to Man City, Man City to West Ham, Man City to Sunderland)
3 moves – Jermain Defoe (West Ham to Spurs, Spurs to Pompey, Pompey to Spurs)
3 moves – Robbie Keane (Liverpool to Spurs, Spurs to West Ham, LA Galaxy to Villa)
3 moves – Andy Reid (Forest to Spurs, Charlton to Sunderland, Sunderland to Blackpool)
3 moves – Benjani (Auxerre to Pompey, Pompey to Man City, Man City to Sunderland)
3 moves – Calum Davenport (Spurs to Southampton, Spurs to West Ham, West Ham to Sunderland)
3 moves – James Beattie (Southampton to Everton, Sheffield United to Stoke, Rangers to Blackpool)
3 moves – Mido (Roma to Spurs, Boro to Wigan, Boro to West Ham)
3 moves – Nigel Quashie (Pompey to Southampton, Southampton to West Brom, West Brom to West Ham)