Jermain Defoe’s arrival at Ibrox this month has got Rangers fans excited.

The former England striker is the sort of proven goalscorer needed to complement Alfredo Morelos.

With a fantastic record, fans are hopeful JD can help fire the Gers to title number 55.

But it’s the impact he could have on Morelos that is the most exciting aspect of the deal.

The Colombian is still very much rough around the edges and Defoe can help him become a truly world-class player.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Scott Brown of Celtic is kicked in a sensitive area by Alfredo Morelos of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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There’s no question over Morelos’ ability but having an experienced head beside him can only make him better.

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With 20 goals to his name this season, Morelos has been on fire for Gerrard’s side.

But it is clear that he’s still not the finished article – and the prospect of him getting better should terrify defenders.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Jermain Defoe of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on December 26, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

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Defoe’s mentality has helped him play at the highest level throughout his career and, at 36, he’s as fit as he’s ever been.

That sort of professionalism can only rub off on his new strike partner and make him a more-rounded player.

Having someone with the experience of Defoe beside him should help with the 22-year-old’s decision making off the ball.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers shoots on goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League between Celtic and at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Few will argue that Morelos can still get much better and someone like Defoe beside him should be the perfect foil for him.

There will come a point where the Colombian may view his future elsewhere but a spell working with Defoe can help him take that next step and become a world-class player.

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