England international Jermain Defoe is the latest big name being linked with a sensational summer move to Rangers – but pretty much nobody is willing to believe the veteran striker will be rocking up in Glasgow.
Defoe – who turns 36 later this year – has struggled to break into the first-team at Bournemouth this year, and could well be looking for a new club during the current transfer window.
After moving to the South Coast club last summer, Defoe had hoped a decent season could help springboard him into contention for the England World Cup squad, but the former Spurs and West Ham striker managed just four goals, and looks certain to now move on from the Cherries.
The Daily Record claim he’s being eyed-up by his former international team-mate Steven Gerrard for a surprise swansong in Glasgow – but the remarkable story is proving pretty hard to swallow for some onlookers:
Rangers silly season is Defoe in overdrive.
— TheSPFLRadar (@TheSPFLRadar) May 16, 2018
If Steven Gerrard wants them, I hope he gets the backing to bring them.
Can't imagine Jermaine Defoe and Lucas Leiva kicking about Scottish Football though, bit surreal.
— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) May 16, 2018
Aye, cos Defoe will give up his £130k per week deal with Bournemouth and swap it for £10k a week and goal bonuses paid in di Maggios vouchers https://t.co/Us69w56UgP
— SPFL Pish (@stramashing) May 16, 2018
Seen rangers are linked with defoe, lucas, torres, skrtel & even John terry, fair play if they are but where the fuck they getting at least 40k a grand for each player minimum lol but big names in Scotland also helps the game, big players going to the yanks league when they're
— Kevin McInrue (@KevinMcInrue) May 17, 2018
Reckon the papers are going to link Gerrard with every player he’s ever played with. Defoe and Lucas linked now
— Gavin Macdonald (@GavinMac1994) May 17, 2018
If Rangers sign Defoe Lucas or Torres I’ll buy everyone who favourites this a tin of boost
— Scott (@Scott_McA) May 17, 2018
U can’t make it up. Rangers are gonna sign Defoe (who’s on 80k p/w), solanke and Lucas Leiva. Aye, course ya r https://t.co/Vopg7JcVZ1
— Jordan (@JordanMConnolly) May 17, 2018
Nothing better than silly season starting early 😂 wouldnt nind defoe tbh he would smash them in 👌
— Jamie mcnab (@jamie_mcnab) May 17, 2018
Gerrard’s not even in the door yet and we have been linked with, amongst others:
Going to be a fun summer 😂💙
— Sam West (@SamWest5) May 17, 2018
Defoe 🙈😂😂😂😂stop it my side, do you no he's on 100 k
— JINKS1888 Geo (@bimmerbhoy) May 17, 2018
Given his prestigious reputation and sizeable weekly wage, do you think there’s any chance at all that Rangers could sign Defoe?