The 36-year-old former England striker has been a peripheral figure for the Cherries this season and has been restricted to just four substitute appearances in the Premier League so far.
Both Rangers and bitter rivals Celtic had been credited with an interest in the ex-Spurs, Portsmouth and West Ham attacker, but Sky Sports are reporting that Defoe is on his way to Ibrox on an 18-month loan deal.
He might not be a spring chicken any more, and the deal allegedly has two opportunities for Bournemouth to recall Defoe is they need him, but all Gers fans are concerned with his seeing him in their iconic light blue jersey:
100% getting a Rangers top with Defoe on the back of it 😄
— Scott Dempster 🏴 (@ScottDempster91) January 3, 2019
Really happy Jermain Defoe has signed @RangersFC someone who given chances will score
— Jamie77 (@Jamie21977) January 3, 2019
Serious sign of intent by the board
Replacing Ejaria & Sadiq with Davis & Defoe
👏 Outstanding work
Readying ourselves for a big push in the second half of the season
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) January 3, 2019
Defoe 18 month loan.
Aye from me.
— rob miller (@dados_ponytail) January 3, 2019
Steven Davis & Jermain Defoe deals agreed by the 3rd January.
— JL73. (@JL_1973) January 3, 2019
Defoe should score bundles given the chance in Scotland
— Shane Lawrence (@shanelawrence95) January 3, 2019
Defoe is a phenomenal signing btw.. unbelievable.
— Andy Ritchie 👨🏻🦰 (@AndyRitchie12) January 3, 2019
Defoe could be the masterstroke from Gerrard. It really could.
He's a lethal finisher and might be just what we've been missing.
— West Mids Loyal (@WestMidsLoyal) January 3, 2019
What a signing Defoe could be
— Mark Youngson (@Youngson_1872) January 3, 2019
Your move Celtic! Defoe could tip the Title Race
— El Pivote (@elpivoteftbl) January 3, 2019
Welcome to the worlds most successful club Jermain Defoe 😀😀
— Toby F (@toby1971) January 3, 2019
Defoe to Rangers is an unbelievable signing for the club! Experience and superb finisher to go with Morelos and Laff! Good times ahead ⚽️💙 #WATP
— Matt Searle (@MattiusPAFC) January 3, 2019
What do you think of the signing?
Could a statement capture like Defoe be the kind of moment that tips the title race in Rangers’ favour?