Rangers boss Steven Gerrard was handed a big injury worry ahead of the new Scottish Premiership season when experienced striker Jermaine Defoe pulled up with an injury during the friendly encounter between Rangers and Arsenal on Saturday. Jermaine Defoe sustained the injury in the first half of the game which ended in a 2-2 draw.
Around 2000 fans were at Ibrox to see the game between their beloved Rangers and Premier League giants Arsenal. The Rangers fans would have been worried with the injury to Defoe who’s likely to miss the start of the new Scottish Premiership season. The 2021/22 Scottish Premiership campaign starts on July 31. Continue reading “DEFOE INJURED IN FRIENDLY DRAW”
League One outfit Ipswich Town won’t sign veteran striker Jermaine Defoe this summer after they were priced out of a move for him.
The interest of Ipswich Town in Jermaine Defoe was revealed by Football Insider 247. It was reported that the club wants to sign the former West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth attacker after his contract with newly crowned Scottish Premiership champions Rangers expired this summer.A potential transfer for Defoe wasdiscussed by the Ipswich Town hierarchy as the new US-based club owners try to lift the mood at the club ahead of the new season. However, it became clear that a deal won’t be possible for Defoe who earned £35,000 on a weekly basis at Rangers. Continue reading “WHY IPSWICH WON’T SIGN DEFOE REVEALED”
Veteran Rangers striker Jermaine Defoe could leave the club in this January transfer window according to the latest reports emanating from the media in Scotland. The specific publication from the Daily Record could be on the move as he closes in on 40. Jermaine Defoe has a very good goalscoring record for Rangers in his two years at the club.
The ex-Tottenham Hotspur, Bournemouth and Portsmouth striker has scored 29 goals in 62 appearances for the Scottish Premiership giants. Jermaine Defoe signed for Rangers in January 2019 and he could depart after two years despite having six months left to go on his Rangers contract. The veteran England international has played just seven times for his club this season in the league but this is not all down to manager Steven Gerrard. Continue reading “DEFOE COULD LEAVE RANGERS THIS MONTH”
Bournemouth forward Jermaine Defoe could be recalled back to the club for the start of the season. The 36 year old forward is currently on an 18 months loan at Scottish side Rangers but could be recalled back to the club as the season begins.
Current dirt team forwards Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser have been linked with moves to other clubs and this could result in the veteran forward coming to fill the attacking options. Manager Eddie Howe is considering this as a last option depending on how the next few weeks pan out. Continue reading “RANGERS ACE COULD BE RECALLED BY CLUB”
Former Sunderland forward Jermaine Defoe has returned to his former club Bournemouth on a free transfer. The 34-year old, who scored 15 league goals last season, has penned down a three-year contract with Bournemouth following the relegation of Sunderland.
“It is awesome to be back,” said Defoe, who as a teenager used the 2000/01 season on loan at Bournemouth from West Ham, scoring in 10 successive matches. “It was an easy and doubtless decision joining a top team with a competent manager. The only thing I can assure you all is ‘goals’.”
The former Tottenham, Portsmouth, West Ham and Charlton striker is seventh on the Premier League all-time goals list having found the net 158 times in 468 appearances. Cherries manager Eddie Howe believes Defoe returning to the club is a “huge moment” for them. Defoe joined Sunderland in January 2015 after spending little time in Toronto and signed a contract extension until 2019.
His contract had a clause that would allow him to leave on a free transfer if Sunderland were relegated, which he was able to act upon when the Black Cats finished bottom last season. He made his England debut in 2004 and featured at the 2010 World Cup, but has not been seen playing for the national side between 2013 and 2017. His brilliant performance last campaign earned him a recall to Gareth Southgate’s side, and he scored his 20th international goal against Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier in March.
Defoe happens to be Bournemouth’s second signing of the summer, following the arrival of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from the defending champions, Chelsea. “Our plan is to bring in players who can impact our squad positively and we believe Defoe is capable of doing that as a brilliant goal scorer,” added Howe whose side finished ninth in the Premier League last season.