A club from England are reportedly eyeing an ambitious move to sign Rangers ace Jermain Defoe once the summer transfer window opens.
The Lowdown: Defoe not signed new deal
Defoe has still not put pen to paper on a new deal in Glasgow, leaving his future at Ibrox in doubt.
Should Rangers keep Defoe?
The former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United striker remains in talks with Steven Gerrard’s team over a new contract, as his existing one is about to expire, but while that has not been signed, other clubs are swarming over the Scottish Premiership champions in order to try and pinch him away.
The Latest: Ipswich eye Defoe
As per Football Insider, Ipswich Town are reportedly eyeing a swoop for Defoe should he not sign a new deal with the Light Blues.
A source from the EFL League One side have claimed that they are ready to make an ambitious move to sign the 38-year-old, and offer him a big-money contract to fire them to promotion next term.
The Verdict: Rangers should let Defoe go
While it would no doubt be a tough decision by the Gers to let Defoe go, logically it would make a lot of sense.
Currently earing £30,000-per-week at Ibrox, one of the highest wages out of the entire squad, it is simply too much to be paying a player who is not first choice, giving that he has only played in a mere 20 games in total over all competitions over the course of the 2020/21 term (Transfermarkt).
Those wages saved can be used to invest elsewhere in the squad, as Gerrard’s men look to kick on from such a great season.
Defoe has certainly been a great servant to the Gers and British football as a whole, with Kevin Campbell recently describing the striker as ‘amazing’ over the course of his career.
However, the Light Blues need to be ruthless in this situation, and so it should be time to say goodbye to the Englishman.
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