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Anichebe admits Defoe big influence on Sunderland move

Victor Anichebe admits Jermain Defoe had a big influence on his move to Sunderland.

David Moyes' ninth signing of the summer has revealed his admiration for top-scorer Defoe, who has scored twice in three Premier League games this season.

"I was speaking to JD before; everyone knows he's such a great player," said Anichebe.

"We played against Sunderland last season and I was watching from the side, just watching Defoe, his movement.

"He is so strong for a small guy and you know when he gets a chance he's either going to hit the target or score.

"I told him that he's one of the reasons I came here because I feel I can learn a lot from him.

"Even though I'm 28, you can always learn, there's always time for that.

"That's what I'm coming here for and I will give my all because I know what a great opportunity I have here.

"I will try to help the football club as much as I can."

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