“Negotiating” – Stevie reveals new contract talks with attacker

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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian and Rangers at Easter Road on September 20, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard has confirmed Rangers have opened negotiations with Jermain Defoe over a new contract, but admits the veteran striker is taking his time over the right decision for himself going forward.

The former Spurs hitman scored another trademark clinical goal, his first-ever against Celtic at the weekend, and as we told you a week or so ago, he’s a player who surprisingly Rangers want to keep in the playing group despite his advancing years.

Gerrard’s admission does suggest this wouldn’t be a decision Defoe would take lightly, and it’s far from a foregone conclusion that the clinical finisher will indeed take Rangers up on their offer.

Defoe is of course a much-respected member of the Rangers squad, and is someone others learn so much from, but his playing time has a limited spell left in it, and if he does take the contract offer up, it will be a sparing use of his qualities.

Indeed, it does seem this is something Rangers want more than Defoe does, and the offer has been made with the 38-year old left to his own devices and some dialogue with Stevie to make his decision in his own time.

We’ll see.

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  1. If his own words are to be taken seriously, we’ll see Defoe playing in front of a packed Ibrox again next season. I hope we do.

  2. I’d love to see Defoe stay I wish we had seen more of him this season I’d of played him over itten every day of the week never understood why he gets very little time on th pitch mby I’m missing somthing… the man is a class above

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