Rangers’ signing of Jermain Defoe has sparked much debate in Scottish football.

The veteran striker is either past it or going to rip it up in Scotland – depending on who you ask.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Jermain Defoe of Bournemouth during a training session at Vitality Stadium on December 7, 2018 in Bournemouth, England.

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Despite a career spent at the highest level however, Defoe’s list of honours is surprisingly scant.

A single League Cup is the only major trophy Defoe has won and even then he’d already left Spurs by the time they lifted it.

With a real chance at winning the Scottish Premiership now, Defoe surely has all the motivation he needs.

Nobody will argue that Defoe has had a fantastic career so far.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 16: Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe after being awarded an OBE at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on November 16, 2018 in London, England.

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Spells at Spurs, Toronto, Portsmouth, Sunderland and West Ham have seen him score consistently over the years.

 

But, for whatever reason, trophies have simply eluded him.

With time running out on his playing career, chances are becoming fewer for Defoe to lift some trophies.

An 18-month stay in Scotland could see him completely change that though and fire the Gers to silverware.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Jermain Defoe of AFC Bournemouth during a training session on December 6, 2018 in Bournemouth, England.

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There’s even the chance he could end this season with a double if Rangers can progress in the Scottish Cup and win the league.

If he does, then he’ll go a long, long way to writing his name into Rangers folklore by ending the eight-year wait for a major trophy at Ibrox.