A number of Glasgow Rangers fans have been waxing lyrical about Jermain Defoe after the club posted footage of one of the striker’s goals from last season.
The ‘Gers tweeted a video (via @RangersFC) of the 37-year-old’s goal from the 3-0 win away to Hibernian in December 2019, when he latched on to a Scott Arfield header, took a controlling touch to take the ball away from an opposing defender and rifled it into the far corner of the net.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 29, 2020
That was one of 17 goals that the veteran striker plundered for Steven Gerrard’s side in 2019/20 and, having been on loan at the time, he has since made his move to Ibrox permanent. Unfortunately, Defoe faces a race against time to be fit for Saturday’s opening Premiership match against Aberdeen, having sustained a hamstring injury in the recent friendly win over Motherwell (as per The Scotsman).
The 37-year-old could be a crucial presence for the ‘Gers this season, with intense transfer speculation surrounding Alfredo Morelos, their top scorer from last term who has been strongly linked with a move to Lille.
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These ‘Gers fans took to Twitter to show their appreciation for Defoe, who was called a “top player” by one supporter in response to footage of the goal against Hibernian:
Hope Jermain is fit and ready to go on Saturday 👍🏻🔴⚪️🔵 https://t.co/ANrrVCsoCb
— True Blues Loyal®️™️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@TrueBluesLoyal) July 29, 2020
What a player! 👏 https://t.co/olfUsoT1Hp
— The Real MVP (@TheRealMP6) July 29, 2020
German Default banging them in for fun 🤗 https://t.co/r3EjN3YE0P
— Beds & Bucks RSC (@BedsBucksRSC) July 29, 2020
Aww man i absolutely love defoe & hearing his song around ibrox, hope he’s doing good & no out too long💙
— Marilynne 💞 (@mazza_rfc) July 29, 2020
Class is permanent.🔴⚪️🔵
— Fleshers Haugh 🚣🏻⚽️ (@FleshersHaugh72) July 29, 2020
Top player 💪
— Kenny (@Hardie1981) July 29, 2020
‘Gers fans, how much of a loss would Defoe be if he is not fit for the Aberdeen game? Comment below with your views!
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