Rangers fans have been lapping up the signing of English goal machine Jermain Defoe this evening.
The Ibrox club secured the Englishman on an 18-month loan deal from Bournemouth. This comes after the Cherries signed former Rangers target Dominic Solanke late last week.

Jermain Defoe has featured eight times for Bournemouth this season (Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)
Defoe appeared eight times for Bournemouth in the first half of the season, but has been generally limited in his game-time. The move for the 57-time capped England international is widely seen as a game-changer.
And supporters have been quick to lavish praise on Defoe and the club. Excitement levels have gone through the roof, and here we take a look at some of the top reaction to the deal from Twitter.



Instant impact on the pitch and off it

The signing of Defoe creates an instant impact in all areas for Rangers.
In terms of on the pitch, he instantly becomes the best striker in the country. His goals down in England solidify him with that tag.
Off the pitch, however, this seriously adds to the momentum that the club have been generating. There’s starting to be an expectancy around the club about their 55th title, instead of just false hope.

Defoe has 57 England caps to his name throughout an illustrious career (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
The signing of Defoe is a huge game-changer. In the past, Rangers fans have been excited after signing the likes of Joey Barton, Graham Dorrans, and Jason Cummings. Defoe, however, is the highest-profile signing that the club have made in years.
With Steven Davis set to arrive soon, and Glen Kamara and Jordan Jones tied up for the summer, it’s been a seriously productive window already for Rangers.
Nothing will top the importance of the Defoe deal, however. His potential partnership with Alfredo Morelos is something that will seriously excite Gers fans.
For now, Defoe joins up with the squad in Dubai for their warm-weather training. Back home, however, excitement continues to build at a swashbuckling rate around Ibrox.

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