Jermain Defoe: Gus Poyet calls Sunderland player 'special signing'

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says Jermain Defoe is a "special signing" and claims "many clubs" were after the England forward.

Defoe completed his move from Toronto FC, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Black Cats.

The 32-year-old played alongside Poyet during the first of his two spells at Tottenham and was then coached by the Sunderland manager at White Hart Lane.