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Rangers' Title Hopes Boosted As They Beat Celtic To Land Jermain Defoe On Loan

Jermain Defoe looks to be on his way to Rangers on loan
Jermain Defoe looks to be on his way to Rangers on loan

Jermain Defoe is to join Rangers on loan for 18 months according to reports this afternoon.   

The out of favour veteran striker has been told he has no future at Bournemouth and it looks like Rangers have beaten Celtic to land the former England international.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been linked with a move for Defoe in the past and he could be just the man to help the club build on their Old Firm win over Celtic on Saturday.

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 could be the first of several new arrivals at Ibrox in this transfer window. Rangers are also expected to seal a deal to bring former midfielder Steven Davis back to the club from Southampton.

Gerrard said after Saturday's win over Rangers that he had identified a number of targets for January and to land a player of Defoe's calibre - even at 37 - could be the catalyst for other experienced names to join him. The win meant Rangers were well and truly in the SPL title race and gave them a huge lift ahead of the winter break.

According to Sky Sports, the deal has two recall options – in the summer 2019 and January 2020. Defoe has scored goals wherever he's been though he realises he is unlikely to make many starts at Rangers.

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