LONDON (dpa) – Sunderland signed Jermain Defoe to a three-and-a-half year contract on Friday that brings the England striker back to the Premier League.
Defoe spent one season with Major League Soccer’s Toronto after leaving Tottenham in 2014, scoring 11 goals in 16 games.
The 32-year-old has also played for West Ham and Portsmouth, tallying more than 220 goals during his career in England.
Defoe is eligible to play Saturday when Sunderland visit his former club Tottenham. US international Jozy Altidore signs with Toronto as part of the deal.