Date: 4th January 2019 at 7:00am
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With the January transfer window now open and some deals starting to filter through, speculation linking Rangers with a deal for Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has certainly stepped up a gear in the last few days.

Manager Steven Gerrard obviously knows the former Tottenham Hotspur striker well from his time with the England national team and Defoe’s goalscoring record across his career tells it’s own story, even allowing for his advanced 36 years on the planet.

The BBC weren’t alone in reporting yesterday as the day went on that we were in more than ‘pole position’ to capture him this month, the suggestion was talks had advanced so far that he was now on the verge of penning an 18 month loan agreement that would see him arrive at Ibrox imminently.

His quality and experience would be an obvious asset and the boost it would give our title hopes speaks for itself, and despite his age, he should have plenty of game time left in him, even if he gets used as an impact substitute.

Given the length of the loan deal being talked about, each window Bournemouth would undoubtedly have a recall option in place but that wouldn’t be an issue for me.