English Premiership

Moyes rules out Defoe sale

2016-12-24 22:05
jermain defoe

Cape Town - David Moyes has categorically ruled out the sale of striker Jermain Defoe during the January transfer window.

The 34-year-old, who is a reported target for West Ham, has scored eight goals this term.

Moyes feels the club's survival could centre around making sure Defoe remains happy and keeps scoring.

Speaking ahead of facing Manchester United on Boxing day, Moyes said: "He's priceless, isn't he? There is not a price we could put on his head because he's so important to us staying as a Premier League club.

"He's scored us eight goals just now and if he scores us another eight or 10 in the second half of the season, it will give us a great opportunity of staying up."

He added: "We won't sell him, but we obviously can't stop people talking about it and writing about it."

Defoe's relationship with Victor Anichebe is another positive for the club, with Moyes insisting their bond is proving key to their good form.

He added: "Victor's form has been incredible. I don't think you could put a value on what Victor's worth at the moment for us, the way he has played.

"I don't know how much it would cost us to go out on the high street and try to buy a Victor Anichebe somewhere, but it would be a lot of money."

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Saturday, 28 September 2019
Sheffield United v Liverpool, Bramall Lane 13:30
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford, Molineux Stadium 16:00
Crystal Palace v Norwich City, Selhurst Park 16:00
Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion, Stamford Bridge 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 16:00
Aston Villa v Burnley, Villa Park 16:00
AFC Bournemouth v West Ham United, Vitality Stadium 16:00
Everton v Manchester City, Goodison Park 18:30
Sunday, 29 September 2019
Leicester City v Newcastle United, King Power Stadium 17:30
Monday, 30 September 2019
Manchester United v Arsenal, Old Trafford 21:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.