Rangers have confirmed the 18 month loan signing of striker Jermaine Defoe from Premier League side Bournemouth.
The 36-year-old England international is the Premier League’s seventh highest goalscorer of all time having scored 162 goals during spells with the likes of West Ham, Spurs, Portsmouth and Sunderland.
Defoe joined Bournemouth in the summer of 2017, but he has struggled to nail down a starting spot in Eddie Howe’s side and had only seen 22 minutes of top flight action so far this season.
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— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 6, 2019
The prolific frontman now moves North of the Border where he will link up with former England teammate Steven Gerrard as Rangers look to end Celtic’s recent domination of Scottish Football.
Rangers currently sit in second place in the Scottish Premiership level on points with fierce rivals Celtic, although Brendan Rodgers side have a game in hand.
Both Gerrard and Defoe will be hopeful that the experienced frontman can score the goals that will help inspire the Gers to a title push in the second half of the season.