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Rangers agree permanent deal with striker Jermain Defoe

The former England international has spent the last year with the Light Blues on loan from Bournemouth.

Rangers agree permanent deal with striker Jermain Defoe Rangers FC

Jermain Defoe will join Rangers permanently this summer after signing a pre-contract with the Glasgow football club.

The former England international has spent the last year with the Light Blues on loan from Bournemouth and has scored 12 goals this season for Steven Gerrard’s side in the Scottish Premiership.

Overall, he has scored 24 goals in 48 appearances.

With his contract due to expire with Bournemouth at the end of the season, Rangers launched into talks with the striker.

On Saturday, the club announced that the 37-year-old has signed a one-year deal that will keep him at Ibrox until the summer of 2021.

Speaking about the move, Defoe said: “I’m just delighted to be honest.

“When I first signed, as I’ve said many times, it was an easy decision because I have always known about the size of this football club and the history and the great players that have played for this club, so I think for it to get all sorted and for me to secure my future here for another year is really special.”

Boss Gerrard added: “He is an incredible professional with the way he goes about his work on and off the pitch. He is a credit to himself and his family.

“He is still contributing heavily, he is a major part of this group, this team and this squad and, hopefully, together we can go and share some success as I think he deserves that.”

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