Recent reports have claimed that Connor Goldson is set to sign a new deal at Rangers despite interest from West Ham, which would be a huge boost for Steven Gerrard at Ibrox this summer.
According to Football Insider, the 28-year-old will sign a new contract at Rangers before the transfer window shuts after negotiations stalled in April, although David Moyes’ side are still said to be keen on the former Brighton defender.
Goldson was in superb form for Gerrard’s side last season, playing every single minute in the Premiership, contributing four goals and two assists in the top flight. He was a huge part of the incredible defensive effort which saw the Bears concede just 13 goals in 38 league matches, helping Gerrard’s side register an unbeaten season as they comfortably won the title.
It is no surprise that he is attracting interest from the Premier League, and with his current contract set to expire at the end of next season, Rangers may well have been forced to cash in on the centre-back this summer had they failed to agree on a new deal.
Fortunately for Rangers fans and Gerrard, it now seems as if the 28-year-old’s future lies at Ibrox, where he will likely be a key player once again next season as they look to defend their Premiership title whilst also competing in the Champions League.
Since joining from Brighton in 2018, Goldson has gone on to make 162 appearances for Rangers, so it is clear that he is a hugely important member of Gerrard’s squad, and it is undoubtedly good news that he looks set to extend his stay for a few more years.
The 41-year-old manager is clearly a big fan of the powerful centre-back, as he was full of praise for him last season, 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 backline in Belgium on Thursday but if you look at the big picture, Goldson has been absolutely immense.”
Therefore, if the £6.75m-rated defender does indeed sign a new deal in the coming weeks, then it will come as a massive boost to Gerrard.