Rangers striker Jermain Defoe has declared that he would be happy to stay at the Scottish club beyond the end of the season when his loan at Ibrox expires.
His 18-month temporary move from Bournemouth will be up next summer, and he will be a free agent, with his contract at the Cherries also coming to an end. When asked about his future plans, Defoe replied:
“I want to stay. It’s a special football club – you feel it.”
Considering Defoe’s current form, it won’t be a surprise if the 37-year-old is given a permanent contract with the Gers. He has scored 17 goals in 33 appearances since moving north of the border last January.
The former England international has shown no signs of slowing down either having bagged a hat-trick in the 5-0 win against Hamilton Academical last Sunday.
Defoe is in direct competition for a first-team place with Alfredo Morelos and it appears it is getting the best out of both players with the Colombian having scored 14 this campaign.