'Exciting times ahead' - Rangers fans react as Ibrox giants confirm deal for defensive colossus
Rangers have completed a deal to sign defender Connor Goldson from Brighton – and Gers fans are absolutely delighted to have landed the former Shrewsbury ace on a four-year deal.
The 25-year-old’s signing was confirmed by the Light Blues on their official Twitter account as he becomes their sixth signing of the summer.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) June 13, 2018
Gers fans are delighted to see Goldson join Nikola Katic as new recruits in defence – with one fan saying the Light Blues have a “serious talent” on their hands.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
— Scott (@mlr1872) June 13, 2018
Reading Connor Goldson comments on the gaffer and his influence on bringing him to club. Get used to that. One of the best footballers of his generation will appeal to a lot of players as their manager. #RFC
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) June 13, 2018
Connor Goldson and Nikola Katić at the back ????????????
— Callum✨ (@xCDMM) June 13, 2018
Goldson deal done and moves to Rangers on a 4 year contract ???? the squad is starting to shape up now can’t wait for the new season ????⚪️???? #letsgo
— Gary Caldwell (@GaryCaldwell22) June 13, 2018
Just seeing the Brighton fans reaction to losing Goldson goes to show we have a serious talent on our hands here.. Exciting times ahead!! #LetsGo
— Kevin Geddes (@Geddes1989) June 13, 2018
The fact Brighton fans are gutted to be losing Goldson is always a good sign ????????
— Callum Smith (@CSmithy1996) June 13, 2018
If Connor Goldson is half as good as Brighton fans are saying he is we should enjoy every moment we can whilst he’s here
— Craig Smith (@csljm84) June 13, 2018
Goldson follows Katic, Ovie Ejaria, Jamie Murphy, Allan McGregor and Scott Arfield as summer signings at Ibrox as Gerrard build his squad.
Goldson started his career with Shrewsbury Town, playing in both League Two and League One for them before signing for then-Championship Brighton in the summer of 2015.
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At Brighton, Goldson was a regular in the side which almost won promotion to the Premier League before having to undergo major heart surgery.
While Goldson was out, the Seagulls won promotion and Goldson finally made his return to action in December last year.
The defender appeared in the final day clash with Liverpool for Brighton and will now report for pre-season with his new team-mates on Friday.
In other Rangers transfer news, they are leading the hunt to sign an in-demand attacker from Liverpool.