New Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has released a statement expressing his thanks to Sunderland fans following his exit from the club.
The 34-year-old scored 37 goals in 93 appearances during his two-and-a-half-year stay at the Stadium of Light, and he expressed his desire to see the club back in the top flight as soon as possible.
To the Sunderland fans. You have been amazing… 🔴⚪ pic.twitter.com/9bhwfj0nEm
— Jermain Defoe (@IAmJermainDefoe) June 29, 2017