Connor Goldson can have a positive impact on Rangers’ new look defence

As reported by The Daily Mail, Rangers are set to increase on their initial rejected offer for Brighton defender Connor Goldson this week.

What’s the story?

The paper report that the Light Blues had an initial £1.5m bid for the player rejected last week, but they are set to return with a £2m enquiry.

The player is keen on joining Steven Gerrard at Ibrox due to his lifelong support of Liverpool, according to The Mail, and is hoping that he is granted permission to speak to the Glasgow side at some point this week.

What will he offer?

The big failing of the Rangers team this season was undoubtedly their unsettled defence. With neither Pedro Caixinha nor Graeme Murty able to find a consistent centre-back pairing, despite heavy investment in the position, the Light Blues paid for it.

The Ibrox side scored more goals than anyone in the top-flight, more than Celtic even, with 76 league goals. However, their 50 goals conceded was more than any other side in the top six and, rather shockingly, double the amount that the Hoops conceded in league action.

Goldson may not be the most well known of names but he has a proven track record in the English lower leagues and, on the cusp of being Premier League quality, his physicality, combined with a no-nonsense style of defending, could be what Rangers need to find some stability next season.

Frankly, their defending can’t get much worse and Gerrard must treat that area with the utmost priority or the club will be going nowhere fast next season.

Alongside bringing in Martin Skrtel, who Rangers are reported to be close to signing, it certainly appears as though the Liverpool legend is taking the task seriously.