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Redknapp believes Defoe signing will help Rangers challenge Celtic

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Harry Redknapp believes the signing of Jermain Defoe by Rangers will help the club challenge Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title.

The Bournemouth striker will have a medical on Saturday before finalizing an 18-month loan move to the Gers.

The former England international is expected to join up with the Steven Gerrard’s men for the start of their winter training camp in Spain on Monday.

Redknapp coached Defoe at a number of clubs including West Ham, Portsmouth and Tottenham and feels optimism among the Ibrox fans about the addition of the 36-year-old is well justified.

With Steven Davis expected to join from Southampton, Redknapp believes the Light Blues can challenge Celtic for the league title this season following their recent Old Firm victory.

“He’s a fantastic player,” said Redknapp, according to Daily Mail.

“And still very fit. I’m sure he’ll score plenty of goals at Rangers.”

“He’s a great finisher, he’s got fantastic movement. If they’ve got people that can slide passes into him then he’ll score goals all day.”

“He’ll be a real big signing for Rangers and I’m sure Stevie (Gerrard) will be delighted to have him.”

“If he gets Steven Davis as well that would be two amazing signings, I can see it making a big difference to their team. They could push Celtic all the way with those two in the team.”

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