John Hartson can't see Rangers signing Jermain Defoe

Jermain Defoe (C) of England celebrates with team mates Theo Walcott (R) and Steven Gerrard (L) after scoring during the UEFA EURO 2012 Group G Qualifying match between England and...

Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reportedly wants to sign Jermain Defoe, but former Celtic striker John Hartson does not see the Bournemouth star at the Gers.

Jermaine Defoe of Bournemouth reacts during the Premier League match between Southampton and AFC Bournemouth at St Mary's Stadium on April 28, 2018 in Southampton, England.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard wants to bring striker Jermain Defoe to Ibrox from Bournemouth in the summer transfer window, according to The Scottish Sun.

It has been reported that Liverpool legend Gerrard, who has been appointed manager of Rangers, wants to sign his former England international teammate Defoe on a one-year loan deal from Bournemouth.

Former Celtic striker John Hartson, though, cannot see the ex-West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur star move to Rangers this summer.

James Tomkins of Crystal Palace is challenged by Jermain Defoe of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on April 7,...

Hartston told BT Sport: “He’s on £120 grand a week at Bournemouth. How on earth can he come to Rangers? If they want to get him on loan, then they have got to pay half of that. Not Defoe for me.”

Jermain Defoe of AFC Bournemouth scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Watford and AFC Bournemouth at Vicarage Road on March 31, 2018 in Watford, England.

Financial issues

Defoe struggled to play regularly for Bournemouth in the Premier League this season, and one suspects that the former Tottenham striker could be tempted to work with Gerrard at Rangers.

However, it is hard to see the Gers afford Defoe’s massive wages, or the 35-year-old English striker take a pay-cut to play for Rangers.

According to The Scottish Sun, Defoe earns £65,000 per week as salary at Bournemouth, and Rangers would be unable to afford that kind of wages.

Moreover, the Cherries themselves may not be willing to let go of a proven Premier League goalscorer who could be important for them next season.

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