Rangers have beaten Sheffield United to sign former England, Sunderland and Portsmouth striker Jermain Defoe from AFC Bournemouth, according to Sky Sports.
Rangers have beaten Sheffield United to sign former England, Sunderland and Portsmouth striker Jermain Defoe from AFC Bournemouth on an 18-month loan deal.
Jermain Defoe was told has was allowed to leave AFC Bournemouth this transfer window and it hasn’t taken long for the experienced striker to be snapped up by Steven Gerrard.
The Sun claimed, Sheffield United Manager Chris Wilder wants a striker in the January transfer window after getting within sight of the Premier League, but his target Jermain Defoe has chosen to move Rangers instead.
About Jermain Defoe –
Jermain Defoe began his career at West Ham United, he made his senior debut at 18 in 2000. After four years with West Ham, he then made the move to Tottenham Hotspur.
He had an impressive four seasons, which saw Jermain Defoe voted Tottenham’s Player of the Year in 2004, netted 50 goals for the club in all competitions and compete in the UEFA Cup for the first time.
In 2015, he signed for Sunderland on a three-and-a-half year deal. He was a vital part of the Black Cats side as they remained in the Premier League after a tough 2015-16 campaign. He netted a hat-trick against Swansea City , also he scored a vital goal in the win over strugglers Norwich City, also he managed to bag the winner against giants Chelsea towards the end of the season.
Jermain Defoe made his England debut in 2004 and has made 57 appearances, scoring 20 goals, including three appearances and a goal at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.