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Defoe departs Cherries for Gers loan

6th January 2019, 16:52 by Craig Smithson

Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has completed his lengthy loan move to Scottish Premiership title hopefuls Rangers.

The former England striker, a scorer of 162 Premier League goals, has moved to Ibrox on an 18-month deal.

The signing of the 36-year-old is a huge boost for Steven Gerrard's men, who for the first time in a number of years are in a legitimate title tussle.

Locked level on points with Celtic, Rangers are in with a real chance and Gerrard described Defoe's signing as "a great addition to our dressing room".

Defoe has scored goals wherever he has played, 273 of them in a club career taking in the likes of West Ham, Tottenham, Sunderland and Portsmouth.

"I'm delighted to be able to welcome Jermain to Rangers. He is an exceptionally talented striker and vastly experienced footballer who has scored goals at every club he has played for," Gerrard said.

"We look forward to integrating him into the squad whilst we work in Tenerife over the next week."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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