An ominous update has emerged regarding the future of Rangers centre-back Connor Goldson at Ibrox…
Gers reporter Chris Jack has dropped a worrying claim on the defender as the January transfer window gets underway.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I think they do need to find that Goldson replacement. I’d be amazed if Connor is still here next season. A real blow to lose him for nothing.”
Rangers fans will surely be livid with this update, as it suggests that Goldson will be on his way out of the club at the end of the season.
His contract is up in the summer and Jack does not appear to believe that the 29-year-old is willing to put pen to paper on an extension. This will be particularly frustrating for Rangers fans as a report came out earlier this week stating that the club are set for talks with the defender over fresh terms, whilst also claiming that they will not allow him to leave in January and would rather he goes on a free in the summer.
Jack does not think that those talks will bear much fruit for the Gers, and supporters will be fuming at the prospect of the defender leaving Glasgow for nothing as he is a crucial player for the club. He has proven that he can perform consistently to a high level in Scotland and it could be difficult for Giovanni van Bronckhorst to replace him ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
In the Premiership this season, Goldson has averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.18. Last term, he was a regular at the heart of the defence and helped the side to keep 26 clean sheets as Steven Gerrard led the Gers to the league title ahead of rivals Celtic. This shows that he can perform week in, week out and produce high-quality displays consistently, which is why fans will be fuming that he appears set to move on from the club this year.
It will be down to Van Bronckhorst and Ross Wilson to work hard in the transfer market to ensure that they are able to bring in a suitable replacement. Signing a player this month with a view to taking over from Goldson in the summer could be beneficial for Rangers, as it would give the new man a few months to settle in before the ex-Brighton defender goes on his merry way.