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Glasgow Rangers fans will want to read what Steven Gerrard said about Jermain Defoe 12 years ago

Steven Gerrard of BT Sport looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers are said to be keen to bring in Jermain Defoe this summer.

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

It is hardly a surprise that Steven Gerrard wants Jermain Defoe at Glasgow Rangers, given how highly he rates the striker.

Rangers boss Gerrard and Defoe were teammates at England level for a number of years, and the Liverpool midfielder was always a big fan of the striker.

Indeed, when Defoe missed out on playing for England at the 2006 World Cup, Gerrard only had praise for the Ibrox side’s latest transfer target.

Jermain Defoe of AFC Bournemouth (18) celebrates as he scores their second goal  during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Brighton and Hove Albion at Vitality Stadium on...

He said to Breaking News: “Everyone knows he’s a fantastic talent but unfortunately the manager can only pick 23 players.

“We’ve had good news on Wayne [Rooney] getting the all-clear after the scan but it’s a shame because he’s [Defoe] such a wonderful talent.”

The Scottish Sun claim that Rangers are eager to sign Defoe on a loan deal from Bournemouth.

The veteran forward has not scored prolifically for the Cherries this campaign, and Rangers hope that a deal could be done for the forward.

Jermain Defoe of AFC Bournemouth (18) scores their second goal  during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Brighton and Hove Albion at Vitality Stadium on September 15,...

If Defoe does move to Glasgow, he will immediately become one of the most feared front-men in Scotland.

Defoe could be the clinical finisher that Rangers have been lacking for so long.

And Gerrard will hope that he can draw the best out of the 35-year-old at Ibrox, despite the striker’s advancing years, if he does make the move to Scotland this summer.

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