Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

He's Another Leader - Steven Gerrard Hails' Rangers Capture of Steven Davis

He's Another Leader - Steven Gerrard Hails' Rangers Capture of Steven Davis

AFC Bournemouth forward Jermain Defoe is set to move to Scottish giants Rangers FC on an 18-month loan deal, reports Sky Sports.

Defoe, who turned 36 in October, joined Bournemouth on a free transfer from Sunderland in July 2017 but has made only four Premier League appearances this season, all from the bench, and has not scored since March past year.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard told the club's official website: "He has previously captained the club and been captain for his country and Southampton, so we welcome yet another leader into our dressing room".

Gerrard believes that Davis, who played for Rangers from 2008 until 2012, knows the demands which come with wearing a light blue shirt.

Davis' first-team chances have been limited this season and Hasenhuttl says Saints will back his desire to return to Scotland "if there's a possibility".

Davis could make his second Gers debut in their Scottish Cup tie at Cowdenbeath on January 18, once the season resumes after the winter break.

Bournemouth’s Jermain Defoe set to join Rangers on 18-month loan deal

Defoe is now the seventh highest scoring striker in English Premier League history and the sixth highest scoring Tottenham Hotspur player of all time.

Steven Gerrard was hopeful of landing Solanke after the striker was deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield, but his Rangers side were priced out of a deal with the Englishman instead securing a move to fellow Premier League side Bournemouth for a fee of around £19m.

Defoe has scored 162 Premier League goals throughout his twenty-year professional career, making 496 appearances.

Killie's 24-year-old Northern Ireland global and Kamara, 23, a Finland worldwide, would move to Ibrox in the summer as Rangers boss Steven Gerrard continues the refurbishment of his squad.

Not only has he won admirers for his football - he scored 20 goals for England too - he has earned praise for his off-the-field behaviour, in particular his friendship with Bradley Lowery, a Sunderland fan who died aged six after a long battle with neuroblastoma.

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