Rangers’ decision to sign Connor Goldson from Brighton has certainly paid off, as his value has risen 550% since making the move to Ibrox, with the centre-back now a key figure in Steven Gerrard’s side.
The 28-year-old has played a huge part in Rangers’ Premiership title win this season, appearing in 33 of their league fixtures, in which he has contributed four goals and two assists, averaging a superb 7.38 WhoScored rating for his performances.
This is enough to rank him as the fourth-best performer in Gerrard’s side so far this season, which emphasises just how important a player he has become at Ibrox during his three years with the club.
Earlier in the season, the 40-year-old manager sang the praises of his powerful centre-back, saying: “Connor has been an absolute mountain for this team, a true warrior. He’s had a lot of stick over the years, wrongly in my opinion. But he’s continued to improve and has been one of our most consistent players. I wasn’t too happy with the back line in Belgium on Thursday but if you look at the big picture, Goldson has been absolutely immense.”
It is not just his appearances on the pitch which mark him down as an excellent piece of business by former Rangers sporting director Mark Allen, but his market value.
When Goldson joined the Gers, he was valued at just £900,000 by Transfermarkt, but his valuation now stands at £4.95m, which represents a 550% increase and is also the highest market value of his career.
Although many Rangers fans won’t want to see Goldson depart Ibrox anytime soon, they are safe in the knowledge that the club should make a profit on the £3m they paid for him back in 2018.
Therefore, when you consider his massive rise in value and his superb performances on the pitch, his signing should definitely go down as a Mark Allen masterclass.