The veteran striker signed an 18-month loan deal with the Scottish Premiership side earlier this month
Jermain Defore has revealed Crystal Palace wanted to sign him before he chose to join Rangers.
The veteran Bournemouth striker penned an 18-month loan deal with the Scottish Premiership side earlier this month.
Defoe will link up with former England team-mate Steven Gerrard, who is aiming to win Rangers a first top-flight title since 2011.
When asked if Palace tried to sign him, the 36-year-old said: “There was interest, I had to weigh it all up, and I fancied something different to be honest, I fancied a different challenge.
“It is a massive football club and I am coming into an environment where everyone is confident.
“The Palace one was lingering for years – I know a lot of people down there, [coach] Mark Bright, a lot of the players.
“It is obviously a fantastic football club, with a top manager [Roy Hodgson].
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“But I spoke to Stevie and decided to come here, because it is a great opportunity for me.
“When he got the job, it did make me think a little bit, and so far he is a natural.”
Rangers are second in the Scottish Premiership due to Celtic’s superior goal difference.
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