Rangers are poised to impress Bournemouth’s feeble England striker Jermain Defoe on an 18-month mortgage deal.
The 36-one year-frail has been restricted to correct Four substitute appearances in the Premier League this season and hasn’t scored since the end of March.
He’ll bolster Steven Gerrard’s attacking alternate suggestions as the Ibrox club notice to examine their pain to Scottish Premiership champions Celtic.
Rangers are stage on points with their metropolis opponents, having played a game more.
Defoe will add skills and proven goalscoring ability to a Rangers squad which for the time being simplest has Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty as recognised strikers.
The London-born striker has scored more than 200 objectives in a 20-one year profession that contains spells at West Ham, Tottenham, Portsmouth, Sunderland and Bournemouth, as properly as Toronto FC in Well-known League Soccer.
Defoe, who additionally scored 20 objectives in his fifty seven outings for England, is expected to affix Rangers on a approaching warm-weather coaching camp in Tenerife in the end of the brand new frosty weather destroy.
They return to movement in opposition to Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Cup on Friday, 18 January, sooner than going by Kilmarnock away in the Premiership five days later.
The terms of the deal point out Bournemouth will support the option of recalling Defoe both this summer or in January 2020.
Rangers are additionally expected to re-impress Southampton’s Northern Eire midfielder Steven Davis, with talks persevering with over both a mortgage or permanent deal.