Rangers’ pursuit of Brighton defender Connor Goldson appears to have taken a step closer, according to reports, with an English newspaper claiming a deal will cost “well in excess of £3.5million” – although it only appears to have muddied the water.
According to The Argus, a fee has yet to be agreed for the 25-year-old – contrary to reports in Scotland – and will cost much more than the claimed fee involved and clauses inserted based on the defender’s “potential to shine” at Ibrox.
Football Insider verdict:
The only thing everyone can seemingly agree on is that Goldson is keen on a move and a deal moved a step closer. That’s a positive for now but the messing around over a fee is quite worrying. Whether Rangers are trying to get a cheap deal or Brighton are trying to drive as hard a bargain as possible isn’t clear – but neither side is coming out of it looking good. Both sides need to get a deal done and save playing it out in public so needlessly. Both clubs will be doing what they can to make it appear they got a good deal when simply getting it done is all fans are interested in just now. The reality will likely be somewhere in the middle with the fee not being as “vastly inflated” as claimed but not as “well in excess” as expected. If a deal ever gets done that is.
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