Ger-main Defoe? Odds slashed on striker joining Rangers

Could the former Tottenham and Sunderland frontman be about to reunite with his former England colleague Steven Gerrard up north…

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We have been forced to cut the odds of Jermain Defoe joining Rangers, after a series of bets on the transfer.

The Bournemouth veteran was as long as 7/1 to make the move up north, but the price on that switch has plummeted since it was announced that Steven Gerrard would be taking the managerial reigns, with Paddy Power now quoting 12/5.

Gerrard will expect to spend significantly, and to harness his little black book of contacts, with former team-mates Martin Skrtel (6/4), Fernando Torres (7/1), and Daniel Sturridge (7/1) also linked with moves to Ibrox.

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Asked about a possible transfer spokesman Lee Price said: “Could Defoe become the Ger-main man on Ibrox? Surely, it would’ve been unthinkable a month ago – but, after the appointment of Steven Gerrard, anything seems possible for Rangers.

“Except for winning the Scottish Premiership. Obviously.”

Jermain Defoe to join Rangers before the start of next season

6/4         Martin Skrtel
12/5       Jermain Defoe
3/1         Fernando Torres
7/1         Daniel Sturridge
12/1       Ryan Babel
16/1       Pepe Reina

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* All odds correct at the time of postinf.