A key Rangers update has emerged on the Ibrox club’s plans to deal with Connor Goldson’s situation in Glasgow.
According to the Daily Record, the Gers are primed for fresh contract talks with the defender over a new deal at Ibrox and are not prepared to sell him for a cut-price fee this month.
The report claims that they would rather lose him for nothing at the end of the season than sell him now, with John Souttar said to be a target to replace him if the ex-Brighton man refuses to extend his current terms.
Rangers fans will surely be delighted with this update for several reasons. Firstly, the club attempting to tie him down to a new contract is excellent news as keeping him in Glasgow would be a major boost for Gio van Bronckhorst.
The Englishman has averaged an excellent SofaScore rating of 7.18 in the Premiership this season. He has won 66% of his duels in the division and helped the Gers to keep nine clean sheets, after keeping 26 clean sheets in the league last term.
“I can’t describe to you how well he has done for this team, not just in terms of what you have seen on the pitch but also his leadership on the inside of the club and his availability every single day.”
This highlights why fans will be buzzing with the club’s attempts to keep him and also why they will be delighted with Ross Wilson not wanting to cash in on him this month.
Losing a player of his quality would disrupt the defence heading into the second half of the campaign and could be detrimental to their chances of winning the title, as they’d be letting go of a player who has proven his quality at this level.
Finally, the fans will be happy to read that Souttar is being eyed as a potential replacement. The Hearts beast has averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.43 in the Premiership and won 71% of his duels, suggesting that he is playing to a higher standard than Goldson at the moment and that is why he could be an excellent addition to the squad and one the fans would love.