Jermain Defoe has returned to Bournemouth 17 years after asking where the town was when dispatched to the south coast by Harry Redknapp.

Defoe spent a successful season-long loan at the Cherries in 2000-01, setting a record for scoring in 10 successive league games in the process, after being told by then West Ham boss Redknapp that he needed to gain first-team experience elsewhere.

Now 34, the England striker is likely to end his career at the *****ity Stadium having signed a three-year contract that brings him back to where it all began.