Pundit Barry Ferguson has claimed that you have to assume that Connor Goldson’s time at Rangers is up due to him not signing a new contract.
Goldson has been a mainstay in the Rangers side since signing from Brighton & Hove Albion in 2018, he has made 223 appearances in all competitions for the Scottish Premiership side, including 14 in this season’s impressive Europa League campaign.
Despite the English defender’s contract being up at the end of the season, there have been no reports of a contract renewal for him at Ibrox, so he is set to leave the club on a free transfer ahead of next season.
Whilst speaking on the Daily Record via Ibrox News, Barry Ferguson claimed that Rangers would not have made it to the final of the Europa League if it wasn’t for the 29-year-old.
“It’s all gone a bit quiet on the Connor Goldson front so we have to assume his time is up at Ibrox. That’s hugely disappointing because the big man has been an incredible servant over his four years at the club.
“He’s an asset who would still be worth a lot of money on the open market that is now heading out the door for nothing.
“But I don’t think the club execs can be blamed for keeping hold of him this season. He’s been so important to everything they’ve achieved and I’m not sure the team would have made it as far as Seville without him,” Ferguson said.
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TIF Thoughts on Ferguson’s comments…
Goldson has been crucial at the back for Rangers this season, in the SPL, he had the most amount of accurate passes on average per game for his side (62.1), he averaged the most clearances per game (3.4) and he had the sixth-highest average player rating (7.77), as per Sofascore.
To lose such a dominant defender ahead of next season would be a huge loss for Giovanni van Bronckhorst, especially on a free transfer, so the Dutch manager may have to spend big to try and find a suitable replacement.