Jim White provides update on Rangers' Jermain Defoe deal after speaking to Ibrox-bound striker

General Views of Ibrox Stadium before the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The 'Rangers-supporting' broadcaster claims to have spoken to the former teammate Steven Gerrard is said to want at Ibrox.

Jermain Defoe of Bournemouth during a training session at Vitality Stadium on December 7, 2018 in Bournemouth, England.

Jim White says Jermain Defoe is 'raring to go' at Rangers, with only a medical now holding up the striker's move to Ibrox.

The Talksport host, who is widely assumed to be a Gers supporter, claims to have spoken to Defoe on Friday morning.


It was reported on Thursday that Rangers are set to sign the 36-year-old on an 18-month loan from Bournemouth.

But it is first stop; Manchester, according to White.


"I’ve spoken to him this morning - he’s still down here," the Glaswegian told Friday's Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. "He is absolutely raring to go. He can’t wait to get started.

"He’s waiting on a call to go to Manchester for the medical this morning, personal terms have been agreed, the whole thing.

"I think it’s going to be sensational. He’s broken records everywhere."

Steven Davis of Southampton during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on October 2, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Defoe is expected to be joined at Rangers by the Southampton midfielder and captain, Steven Davis.

The pair look set to replace Umar Sadiq and Ovie Ejaria, respectively, at Ibrox.

It is also reported that Jordan Jones, the Kilmarnock winger, and Glen Kamara, the Dundee midfielder, could sign pre-contract deals with Steven Gerrard's side.

Rangers are level points with Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership, although the seven-in-a-row champions have a game in hand on their Old Firm rivals.

26th December 2018, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; Steven Gerrard Rangers Manager before kick off

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