Connor Goldson is reportedly close to signing a new three-year contract at Rangers, which will undoubtedly be a huge boost for Steven Gerrard at Ibrox.
According to the Daily Record, the 28-year-old defender is set to sign a new deal with Rangers, with an announcement expected in the coming days following a breakthrough in talks.
It is suggested that the former Brighton man is targeting title domination with Gerrard’s side after playing a key role in their unbeaten title win last season and is therefore keen to extend his stay, despite the likes of West Ham being credited with an interest in signing him this summer.
Since signing for Rangers in 2018, Goldson has gone on to establish himself as a key player at Ibrox, making 162 appearances and contributing an impressive 16 goals and five assists.
Last season saw him appear in all 38 of Rangers’ league matches, as they conceded just 13 goals in total, which emphasises just how important he is to Gerrard, who will surely be delighted to keep him at the club ahead of the upcoming title defence and Champions League return.
The 41-year-old manager is clearly a huge fan of the centre-back, as he sang his praises last season, saying:
“I think Connor Goldson has been outstanding this season, showing incredible leadership alongside James on and off the pitch.
“His passing has been next level and he has been working hard on it. He has put the work in and we are proud of the level he is playing at.”
A previous report from The Athletic’s Rangers correspondent Jordan Campbell had suggested that Rangers were willing to lose Goldson for nothing next summer when his current contract expires if it meant keeping him for the 2021/22 campaign, but it seems as if they will not be forced into that situation following this latest update, which will surely delight Rangers fans.
A three-year extension will see Goldson extend his stay at Ibrox until 2025, by which time he will be 32, so it would not be a surprise to see him finish his career with the Gers, by which time, he will hopefully have added to his trophy collection.
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