Pundit Kris Commons has claimed that there will be an acceptance at Rangers regarding the transfer of Connor Goldson away from the club.
Goldson signed for Rangers in 2018 from Brighton & Hove Albion, and he has been a mainstay in the side ever since, he has made 221 appearances in all competitions, including 38 in the Scottish Premiership last season in Rangers’ unbeaten title-winning campaign.
With the English defender’s contract set to expire at the end of the season, there have been no talks that he will put pen to paper and extend his stay at the club.
“It’s all gone quiet with regards to his future and I strongly suspect there’s now an acceptance that he will be moving on as a free agent in the summer.
“The fact that he has allowed his contract to run down this far into the season tells me one thing – he’s almost certainly got something sorted elsewhere.
“Some people might think the incentive of Champions League football would convince him to stay, but I disagree. It looks to me like his mind is already made up,” Commons said.
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Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be gutted
Goldson has been vital for Rangers this season, in the SPL he has the highest amount of accurate passes on average per game (62.1), he averages the most clearances per game (3.4) and he has the fifth-highest average player rating (7.18), as per Sofascore.
It would be a massive loss for Van Bronckhorst if Goldson was to part ways with the club in the summer, especially because it would be on a free transfer with his contract expiring at the end of the season.
He may be a defender hard to replace for a low price, so we might see will be interested to see if Van Bronckhorst revisits the contract talks before the end of the season.
Final straw for Alfredo Morelos
Morelos has been excellent for Rangers this term, he is the league’s second top scorer with 11 goals but his season was cut short after picking up an injury on international duty, meaning he has been sidelined since March.
There have been links that Morelos could be set for a summer move away from Ibrox, and if Rangers were to let some of their key players such as Goldson leave at the end of the season, then this could potentially persuade them, even more, to pursue an exit from the club in the upcoming transfer window, due to the board showing a lack of ambition.