As reported by The Sun, Rangers are keen on signing Jermain Defoe on loan this summer as Steven Gerrard looks to revitalise the Light Blues’ attack in the upcoming transfer window.
With Alfredo Morelos having a pretty good debut season at Ibrox, it’s not like Rangers are completely without options in the final third, but there are question marks about how clinical the Colombian is and his ability to perform in big matches after missing a number of chances against Celtic.
Defoe may be 35 years of age, but he’s scored 38 Premier League goals over the last three-and-a-half seasons and has quality and experience beyond almost everyone in the Rangers squad.
A former international teammate of Gerrard, is he the right kind of signing for the Gers this summer?
Fans certainly think so and are excited about the potential switch, even if they recognise it’s a long shot due to the wages he is likely earning at Bournemouth currently.
They took to Twitter this week to share their thoughts…
Solanke would boss it at Rangers. Defoe would be the best striker in the league. Gerrard not messing about. #RFC
— Callum Wright (@CallumWright__) May 17, 2018
I know Steven Gerrard is possibly the biggest name rangers have had in past 20-30 years. But Jermaine Defoe will be a close second. If we sign him ( which in hopinf he comes)
— Robert #letsgo (@rangerslad1983) May 17, 2018
If Steven Gerrard wants them, I hope he gets the backing to bring them.
Can't imagine Jermaine Defoe and Lucas Leiva kicking about Scottish Football though, bit surreal.
— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) May 16, 2018
Imagine we actual sign Defoe pmsl he’d run a mock around everyone up here
— Robbie Fraser (@RobbieFraser10) May 18, 2018
Defoe would score for fun up here.
Don't care what anyone says.
And Lucas would make Scott Brown look like Boab Malcolm.
Can't see either happening though.
Would be exciting if they did come off though
Just can't see it
— Smiffy (@Smiffy55SG) May 16, 2018
Jermaine Defoe and Lucas would need to take a big pay cut to join Rangers. I don’t see it happening, but I said that about Gerrard becoming manager…
— Thomas (@Thomas1872_) May 17, 2018
If Defoe is a loan deal for the season im all for it. Lucas would be superb!! https://t.co/Piy27SkvWb
— RT (@Rt_415) May 17, 2018
Defoe on loan and Lucas on a permanent deal, if true and they both come off it’ll be a couple of excellent signings. I’m sceptical though, a lot of money on two players…
— taximan2002 (@taximan2002) May 16, 2018
If we signed Lucas and Defoe and it's a big if. And Skrtel, I'd be excited, but I'd be a bit worried that all our signings so far were well in their 30s.
— Rab. (@LaRabbie) May 16, 2018