Following reports that Bournemouth would allow former England and Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe to leave this club this month, Rangers have inevitably been linked with the hotshot striker in some quarters.
Sky Sports covered the suggestions yesterday as the now 36-year-old has struggled for game time so far this season and has only featured really in the domestic cup competitions.
Whilst I can’t see any specific reports that suggest manager Steven Gerrard has a firm or concrete interest, the player is being loosely linked with a number of top clubs now. Rangers fans on social media, in particular, have warmed incredibly quickly to the suggestion, given how we all know how another goal threat in the team as a partner for, or alternative to, Alfredo Morelos would give our title hopes a real boost in the final months of the current campaign.
The main issue would be the wriggle room on his wages, but as per earlier reports of potential interest in Carlos Pena and the possibility of him moving on before the window closes, that would certainly help push this one through.
If our perceived interest is true of course.
He could whack the goals in there. Just what we could do with alongside Morelos
— shewolf1877 (@shewolf1877) January 2, 2019
I think he would be a fantastic addition to the squad.
— Bryan Spark (@BryanSpark2) January 2, 2019
Defoe being linked with us. It’ll never happen unless he’s not interested in money but is looking to maybe win medals. Would i take him? Absolutely. Always rated him and he’d score not a bit of bother up here. Even with him in, Morelos still the main man for me. Biased though.
— C. (@McC1872_) January 2, 2019
Defoe would be a great signing, definitely hang in the goals ????????
— Keith H. (@THFCSparky) January 2, 2019
Seen that defoe will be allowed to leave this month make it happen rangers
— Michael Carroll (@MickC1992) January 2, 2019
Steven Davis deal and now being linked with Jermain Defoe??? Good day to be a rangers fan ????⚪️????
— Amy Somers (@_AmySomers) January 2, 2019
Right I’ll say it now – if Davis and Defoe arrive , so does 55. Wage budget will be grim reading but worth it.
— Jack W (@jscotland1990s) January 2, 2019
Agreed mate , he’s a natural finisher and as you said a well proven striker , I’d take him in a heart beat
— ????????Rab???????? (@robertmcnaught) January 2, 2019