Rangers loanee Jermain Defoe has expressed his desire to stay with the club for the duration of his 18-month loan spell, as per the Daily Record.
The former England international hitman has had to be patient and wait behind Alfredo Morelos in the Ibrox pecking order since joining from Bournemouth.
But he has six goals from his seven starts and enjoys a good working relationship with Gers boss Steven Gerrard, with the pair of course having played together at international level.
Defoe said: “I want to stay here, for sure. I want a full season to try to achieve something special here. Bournemouth can call me back in the summer and again in January, but I am focused on being here and scoring goals for Rangers. I want to help the team, simple as that.
“There have been ups and downs, but that’s football. Next season we can really kick on and achieve something.”
Defoe could well be a valuable asset for Rangers and has shown as much when he has had the opportunity to get on the pitch.
And that impact has come without having a pre-season and being thrust into a team and expected to hit the ground running, so Gerrard can expect Defoe to kick on even more next season.
It’s a boost to here Defoe be so effusive and unequivocal in his desire to remain at Ibrox, and if Morelos does leave in the summer, his goalscoring contribution could prove to be a huge boost.