Published: Sat, January 05, 2019
Sport | By Matt Richards

Jermain Defoe To Join Rangers On An 18-Month Loan Deal

Jermain Defoe To Join Rangers On An 18-Month Loan Deal

The 36-year-old striker joined Bournemouth from Sunderland on a free transfer in 2017.

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"So Rangers certainly looking to add a bit of experience and also looking to the future with some of the players [they want]". The relationship we have had, how professional he has been and for the group of players.

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Admitting that the form of Bournemouth's strikers hasn't helped Defoe's chances of game time at the Vitality Stadium, Redknapp continued: "I go to see Bournemouth most weeks".

Harry Redknapp, who managed Defoe at West Ham before taking him to Portsmouth and Tottenham, believes the veteran forward will hit the ground running when his move to Ibrox is rubber-stamped. I'm sure he'll score plenty of goals at Rangers.

"Look, if a player is willing to come and play in Scotland then we'll roll out the red carpet", our source continued.

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"It is something I would do again and again given the same circumstances".

The Finland worldwide was at Arsenal earlier in his career, before signing a two-year deal with Dundee in the summer of 2017.

Defoe - now 37 - has only played four times for the Cherries this season and is desperate for regular first team football - even if it means leaving the club on loan. "He has done a lot for this club".

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There is, however, no chance Howe will take the competition lightly. "The (FA Cup) third round is always a mark on the football calendar, so it's great to be at home and we want the same attacking flair from Wednesday", he said.

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