Danny Mills showered Rangers with praise after it was reported that Jermain Defoe was set to sign a new contract with the club.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former England international claimed it was a big coup for the Gers to be able to hold onto Defoe.

It was reported that the veteran striker will sign a new one year contract on a Bosman deal in order to join Steven Gerrard’s side on a permanent basis.

Mills explained that Defoe was an outstanding striker and added that the 32-year-old could be the difference between success and failure at Ibrox.

The former England international also credited Rangers fans, Gerrard and his coaching team as being the reason why Defoe likely wants to stay put.

Is it a big coup that Rangers seem likely to hold on to Defoe and make him part of the furniture, Mills told Football Insider: “Yeah and I think that’s down to Steven Gerrard, Gary McAllister, the coaching team, the club, the fans…you want to feel wanted.

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“They’ve made him feel part of it and as we know, he could be the difference between success and failure because on his day he’s an outstanding striker.”

Defoe has scored 13 goals in 23 appearances this season despite having to play second-fiddle to Alfredo Morelos.

The former England international has been at Ibrox since January 2019 after joining the Gers on loan from Premier League outfit Bournemouth.

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