Rangers and manager Steven Gerrard have certainly pulled off a massive coup in the signing of former England international Jermain Defoe on a loan spell from Premier League club Bournemouth today.
The 36-year-old’s games to goals rate across his career is well known, and Gerrard obviously knows him well from their time at international level. Despite his age and it being obvious we won’t often see 180 minutes or more in a single week from him, his quality and his experience is a massive boost to our hopes for this season as few doubt he won’t have a massive impact in the Premiership and more than make his mark at our club.
Let’s bring that trophy home, boss… ???????????? pic.twitter.com/QJ59ayIDlm
— Jermain Defoe OBE (@IAmJermainDefoe) January 6, 2019
That’s without highlighting that status boost such a signing brings the club, nor the statement it sends about Rangers being seriously back when it comes to challenging after our darker days. He’ll also be a fantastic additional role model for our younger lads to learn from and lean on.
It’s just win, win, win whatever way I look at it and I probably wasn’t alone in thinking the speculation was pie in the sky at the very beginning.
????️Steven Gerrard: "I’m delighted to be able to welcome Jermain to Rangers. He is an exceptionally talented striker and vastly experienced footballer who has scored goals at every club he has played for"
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 6, 2019
Now bring the football back so we can enjoy it!
The loan is the suggested 18 month deal, subject to international clearance.