Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has reportedly agreed personal terms with Rangers ahead of an 18-month loan deal at the Scottish Premiership club.
According to Sky Sports, Defoe will have a medical at Gers this weekend ahead of the deal which has two recall options – one in the summer of 2019 and the other in January 2020.
Defoe, 36, has only made four substitute appearances in the Premier League for the Cherries and has only started in the Carabao Cup.
He will reunite with former England team-mate Steven Gerrard, who has been Gers manager since last summer once the move goes through.
It would give Rangers, who are level on points with Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic, some more firepower going into the second half of the season.
Defoe has scored more than 200 goals in a 20-year career which include spells at West Ham, Tottenham, Portsmouth, Sunderland and Bournemouth, as well as Toronto FC in Major League Soccer. He has also scored 20 goals in 57 appearances for his country.
Defoe is expected to join Rangers on a forthcoming warm-weather training camp in Tenerife during the current winter break.
Rangers are also expected to re-sign Southampton’s Steven Davis, with talks continuing over either a loan or permanent deal ongoing.
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