In a recent interview, Paul Robinson heaped a considerable amount of praise on Glasgow Rangers centre-forward, Jermain Defoe, after footage of the Gers man emerged.
In the footage posted by Rangers TV, an emotional Defoe discussed Rangers’ title win, touching on how much the championship meant to him personally as well as to the club as a whole.
And, in reaction, Robinson – who played with Defoe at Tottenham Hotspur – claimed it was “incredible” to see his old friend win his first league title at the age of 38, before stating his belief that Steven Gerrard will be doing everything in his power to keep Defoe at Ibrox next season.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “It is incredible to see him get a title at this stage of his career. I played with Jermain for quite a bit of my career, I spent a lot of time with him for club and country and let me tell you, he is an infectious character.
“I know he will be loving life up there at the moment. I am sure Steven will be doing everything he can to keep him there for another year after what they have just achieved.”
Should Rangers keep Defoe this summer?
Transfer Tavern Take
Since joining Rangers on what was originally a season-long loan deal that the club went on to make a permanent move last summer, Defoe has scored 29 goals and provided 10 assists over his 66 appearances for Gers.
And, although the 38-year-old has found his playing time more limited this season, featuring just 11 times in the Scottish Premiership, he has undoubtedly contributed to Rangers’ title win, scoring two goals and providing one assist serving in a back-up role.
Having said that, with Defoe’s contract set to expire at the end of the season and the centre-forward reported to be earning a whopping £65,000 per week at Gers, Robinson’s claim that Gerrard will be doing all he can to keep the striker at the club this summer may depend on the striker’s willingness to take a pay cut.
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