Hull City manager, Steve Bruce has revealed to BBC Sport that he is eyeing up a move for Jermain Defoe who currently plies his trade in America with MLS side, Toronto.
Speaking after seeing his side defeat lowly Everton, 2-0, Bruce said, “If he becomes available, which I believe he is, then we’d love to do something.”
However, Bruce has revealed Defoe’s wages could prove a stumbling point, “I think it might be too expensive, but it’s not a bad bit of speculation.”
Defoe agreed a four-year deal, worth £68,000 per week and potentially rising to £90,000, on signing for Toronto in a £6m deal from Tottenham last January.
“You ask any club in the bottom of the division about Defoe, all of us would say ‘yes’,” Bruce added. “Whether we can do it financially is another problem.”
Hull are in need of a prolific striker after losing Shane Long to Southampton in the summer. Defoe could prove to be the perfect replacement, a player who knows the Premier League inside out as well as finding the back of the net.
If Bruce can get the support of the board, Defoe could be a very good signing.