'Yes please', 'Get it done' - Some Bears call on club to make big signing
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Rangers fans call for club to tie Jermain Defoe to permanent deal

On Thursday, Jermain Defoe confirmed in an interview with Sky Sports that he wants to stay at Rangers next season.

The veteran striker, who turned 37 earlier this week, is currently only on loan at Ibrox.

Defoe celebrates scoring against Hibs at Ibrox last season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, his contract with parent club AFC Bournemouth expires in the summer, around the same time his Gers stint is set to end.

“I want to stay. It’s a special football club – you feel it,” Defoe told Sky Sports.

So far this season, the frontman has been in a fantastic vein of form.

He has 12 goals in 14 appearances [Soccerbase], with two league hat-tricks helping him to the top of the Scottish Premiership scoring charts [BBC Sport].

Rangers fans call for club to sign Defoe

At this stage in his career, Defoe is content with not playing every week. Usually, he’s left on the bench before getting a cameo towards the end, and occasionally, he is handed a start.

The England international is happy with his role at Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His willingness to play that role and the results he’s producing on the pitch make him the perfect foil for Alfredo Morelos.

Therefore, it’s unsurprising that plenty of Bears are calling on the club to snap him up when the time comes, despite his advancing age.

Here’s a selection of reaction to his comments from Twitter:

https://twitter.com/gordong1992/status/1182306830028038144

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