Kevin Phillips has made a worrying claim on the future of Connor Goldson at Rangers, with the centre-back yet to sign a new deal with Steven Gerrard’s side at Ibrox.
It has been rumoured for some time now that Goldson is close to signing a new deal at Ibrox but he is yet to commit, which means that as it stands, he will be free to leave the club at the end of this season when his contract expires.
The powerful centre-back has attracted interest from the likes of West Ham in recent months and after Rangers blew their chance of securing Champions League football this season, the former Brighton man may well be keen on a move back to the Premier League.
Kevin Phillips recently spoke about Goldson’s situation at Rangers to Football Insider, saying:
“To me, it sounds like he wants to wait until January to see what other clubs will offer him.
“Why would you not have agreed a new deal by now when you have been negotiating for quite a while? It smells a little bit of outside interest.
“Someone is perhaps in his ear telling him to hang fire. I hope that is not the case because I would like to see him stay there.
“But, if a deal has not been struck by now, you start to wonder why. The only reason I can think is that people are telling him other clubs will come knocking in January.
“If that is the case, I hope it is not false hope they are giving him. We have seen in the past players being tapped up and then not getting a move for whatever reason. Let’s hope that is not the case.
“Ideally his contract gets ironed out and he remains a Rangers player because he is a big player for them.”
Given that Goldson reportedly earns just £25k per week at Ibrox, he could almost certainly earn a significant more if a Premier League club were to come knocking, so you cannot blame him for keeping his options open.
Gerrard is a big fan of the 28-year-old and sang his praises last season, saying:
“Connor has been an absolute mountain for this team, a warrior. He has had a lot of stick over the years, wrongly in my opinion, but he has continued to improve and strived to improve from a personal point of view. He has been one of our most consistent players.”
Therefore, it would be a massive blow for Rangers to lose Goldson and fans may well be concerned by Phillips’ comments on his future at Ibrox.
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