Could Rangers return for reported Summer target Defoe after comments?
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Could Rangers return for reported Summer target Defoe after comments?

Ex-England striker Jermain Defoe has said he’s keeping his options open come January, but will Rangers be alerted to his availability?

The English Premier League legend, 36, has only played four times in the Premier League for Bournemouth this season.

Rangers have lacked strength in depth and experience up front and Defoe might offer the perfect balance. Skillful, deadly and still fighting fit, he could be a solid addition at Ibrox.

The Scottish Sun reported that Rangers were interested in the striker back in May.

Jermain Defoe has made seven appearances in all competitions for Bournemouth this season but is yet to score. (Photo by AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Speaking to the Mirror and as quoted on Nottinghamshire Live, Defoe said:

“We’ll see what happens. At the end of the day I’m a footballer and I like playing football.

“I’m not playing football at the minute so we’ll see what happens.”

Will that be at Rangers? He would certainly pose an interesting addition. Being under contract at the Vitality until 2020 may also be a stumbling block. But by handing him a three year contract last year, it clearly shows that Eddie Howe thinks he’s still in superb condition.

Defoe also sits 7th in the all time Premier League top scorer list with 162 goals.

Defoe has 57 caps and 20 goals for England, with his latest coming against France in 2017. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers have been linked with Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke all season. Whilst this week the club were also linked with League One’s top scorer, Gillingham’s Tom Eaves.

Whatever happens, it seems like there’s going to be plenty of transfer action at Ibrox in January.

Is this Premier League midfielder also set to rejoin his beloved Rangers?