Mills: Defoe tipped to snub big-money offer from English club and sign new Rangers deal
Danny Mills has tipped Jermain Defoe to reject a potential move to Ipswich Town and stay at Rangers next season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League and England defender suggested would rather stay at Ibrox on a lower age than move to the League One side.
Football Insider revealed Ipswich are ready to offer the 38-year-old a big-money contract to return down south.
Defoe’s current Rangers contract is set to expire as remains in talks over a new contract.
The former England international will have to take a pay cut on his £30,000-a-week wages that make him one of the club’s top earners.
Asked whether he could be tempted to move to Suffolk if he is offered more money, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “Does he really want to go to League One? That would be absolutely huge.
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“Where it’s more physical and the games come thick and fast, the training facilities aren’t as good…
“I’m not convinced that a player in that situation… Unless he just loves football and wants to play every week, I’m not convinced that’s a move that he would make.
“No, I’m not sure I would be tempted by better money at that stage in my career. It’s Saturday-Tuesday, so he’s still not going to play every game, it will be bits and pieces.
“At that stage, happiness and stability are absolutely huge.”
Defoe has openly spoken about his love for Rangers after they clinched a historic 55th title.
He told Sky Sports, as relayed by the Daily Record, earlier this month he wants to stay at Ibrox “forever”.