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On-loan Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Scottish giants Rangers at the end of the season, the English Premier League (EPL) club said on Saturday.

Defoe who joined Rangers on loan in January 2019 and has impressed with 16 goals in 28 games in all competitions this season will now be joining on a permanent basis.

Rangers confirmed that the 37-year-old English striker had agreed to a one-year deal that would run until the end of 2020/2021 season.

“It’s fantastic news. It’s something we have been working on over the weeks and it is great to finally get that done and dusted.

“He is still contributing heavily, he is a major part of this group.

“This team and this squad and hopefully, together, we can go and share some success as I think he deserves that,” Rangers manager Steven Gerrard said.

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Edited By: Joseph Edeh and Olawale Alabi)

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