Rangers fans are not the only ones excited about the signing of Jermain Defoe – on top of the player himself’s obvious excitement and desire to win the SPL title at the first time of asking with his new manager and ex-team mate Steven Gerrard, both players’ national side also took to Twitter to praise the former England cap and wish him luck on his new journey.
Obviously Defoe and Gerrard are absolute legends of the national game south of the border, and played in many a big tournament together. On top of Defoe’s intent on winning the title up here, his country tweeted him a very kind and inspirational comment and we have to say it’s clear to see now the Gerrard Effect kicking in further:
Friends reunited! 🤝
— England (@England) 6 January 2019
Whether Rangers do win the title this year or not, this is a signing which has rather scared Scottish football – ‘game changer’ has been used by many a Celtic-minded individual and while Defoe is no spring chicken any more, you never lose your scoring touch and hopefully he’ll gain fitness and regain his sharp edge.
England is watching…