In a recent interview, Gabby Agbonlahor discussed the future of Glasgow Rangers centre-forward, Jermain Defoe, amid suggestions of a summer departure from Ibrox.
Despite having featured just 15 times across all competitions for Rangers so far this season, scoring five goals and registering two assists, Defoe recently claimed that he would love to stay on at Ibrox for another season, with his current deal at the club expiring at the end of the season.
However, Football Insider claim that Steven Gerrard would only consider offering the 38-year-old a new contract at the club if he were to take a significant pay cut to his £30,000 weekly wage.
The same website also appear to suggest that, following the news that Sunderland could be given £60 million to spend if they are to achieve promotion to the Championship this season, Defoe could well make a return for the Stadium of Light this summer.
However, when asked by Football Insider whether a move to Sunderland would be good for Defoe, Agbonlahor stated his belief that the veteran striker would rather stay in Scotland than play in the Championship.
He said: “It could be, maybe. But Jermain Defoe has said he wants to stay at Rangers so I think he’d rather stay where he is than go back to the Championship. Somebody like him, he’s so hungry to play football so he’ll probably continue somewhere.”
Should Rangers offer Defoe a new deal this summer?
Transfer Tavern Take
Considering just how little Defoe has featured for Rangers so far this season, in addition to the 38-year-old’s substantial weekly wage, it would not appear to make a great deal of sense for Gers to offer the centre-forward a new deal at the club this summer, despite the player’s preference to stay on at Ibrox.
However, whether or not it is indeed Sunderland who come calling for Defoe is something that will only be discovered come the end of the season.
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