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6th Jun, 2018 | 2:44pm

'Done deal' - Insider claims Rangers defender swoop completed

Rangers’ pursuit of Brighton’s Connor Goldson is a “done deal”, according to an insider, with the chance to work with Gers boss Steven Gerrard the “clincher.”

Former journalist-turned-author Jeff Holmes, has claimed on his personal Twitter account that a deal was done and there would be add ons for playing in the Champions League as part of the deal.

The Gers have already signed Scott Arfield, Allan McGregor and Jamie Murphy so far this summer as Gerrard’s Ibro revolution takes shape and the addition of Goldson will be a welcome one.

Reports earlier on Wednesday had claimed that a fee had been agreed but the Gers and Goldson had yet to discuss personal terms.

Football Insider verdict:

If the claims a deal is done are true then it is a good bit of business by the Gers. Gerrard’s side needs quality defenders in and Goldson should fit the bill perfectly for them. At 25, the defender is just coming to the peak of his career and the chance to play regular first-team football will be welcomed by Goldson. Gerrard could do with at least one more central defender this summer – maybe even two – as he rebuilds the squad he inherited. Goldson should be a big part of Gerrard’s side going forward and he should handle the transition to the Scottish Premiership well. Despite taking a bit of time to get a deal over the line, with the Gers not returning to training until June 15th, there’s still a little time to play with and bring recruits in before work starts again. If there are additional fees in the deal for reaching the Champions League then there won’t be a Rangers fan around who will be disappointed if it is triggered and forces the Gers to cough up a bit more.

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