Jermain Defoe has told Sky Sports he was swayed to join Rangers by Steven Gerrard despite having interest from other clubs, including Crystal Palace.
Defoe has signed an 18-month contract at Ibrox, where he will hope to deliver title number 55 for Rangers after seven seasons without one.
In doing so, he sacrificed staying in the Premier League with Crystal Palace, whose interest he claimed 'had been lingering for years'.
And having seen just one of their strikers score a league goal all season, Palace perhaps could have done with the 36-year-old's predatory instincts in the second half of the campaign.
But what do their fans make of the Eagles' apparent near-miss?
This is what they're saying about Rangers' new recruit on Twitter...
In other words he didn’t think he could hack it at the top level— andyreidy (@andyreidy1) 10 January 2019
I'd rather players that want to play in the SPL didn't play for us anyway.— Aaroncpfc (@Aaroncpfc1) 10 January 2019
Quality player, would of loved him at Palace but he's entitled to do what he wants, good luck Jermain— MrV (@kwaido81) January 9, 2019
Nice to see Palace's January transfer window is going swimmingly as usual... https://t.co/OP4I2YWdCW— HLTCO (@HLTCO) 9 January 2019
Dodged an enormous bullet with this one.— Joe Clarke (@JoeClarke1985) 9 January 2019
He’s not daft he’ll score a bucket load of goals in that tinpot league up there at Palace he probably knew he’d be a sub at best and his agent more than likely told him that Roy doesn’t do subs!— DavidSammut76⚪️ (@davidsammut76) 9 January 2019
He was only ever likely to be a bench option at Palace. He'll play loads up there and playing against league 1 level opposition will no doubt score a hatfull— Crystal Malice (@CrystalMalice05) 9 January 2019
Seems quite reasonable to me, he has a chance to win something. He should perhaps have come to us before, rather than get forgotten at Bournenouth.— Mike Gidley (@gidleymike) 9 January 2019
Rangers are currently level with Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership standings, although it is the Bhoys who lead the title race on goal difference despite their derby defeat last time out.
Crystal Palace, meanwhile, are closer to the bottom of the table than they are the top, although a run of three wins and a draw from their last five outings recently saw Roy Hodgson's side climb to 14th position.
Would Rangers' new signing have been a good addition for Palace?
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