By Danny Mills

9th Oct, 2021 | 12:00pm

Goldson tipped to quit Rangers and join Norwich City as talks held - Mills

Connor Goldson would be taking a huge gamble if he let his Rangers contract expire, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Man City and England defender suggested only a team at the top end of the English Championship or bottom end of the Premier League, like Norwich City, would take the risk by signing him as a free agent.

The Scottish Sun reported yesterday (October 6) negotiations between Rangers and Goldson over a new deal have stalled.

Football Insider reported on September 16 West Ham are monitoring his situation as he enters the final 12 months of his Ibrox contract.

“I’ve not seen him rip up many trees,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“It’s not like people are looking at it and him thinking ‘Right, we have to have him’. There’s no fight for him, clubs aren’t desperately trying to sign him.

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“He might be looking at the higher end of the Championship or somebody like a Norwich who are down at the bottom end of the Premier League. I don’t think he’s going to go much higher than that.

“He’s got that difficult decision ‘Do I take what is on offer?’ Or, does he want to wait and hope that he has a good season.

“It’s not like he’s got an incredible track record where people are going to take him.

“Look at what Andros Townsend did. He waited because he clearly believed in his ability at the top level. He was very, very fit and clearly had irons in the fire.

“Goldson is not in that sort of situation with a track record to back it up.

“You have to question how much money a club would give him because you are now in a desperate situation. You don’t have that many offers on the table, it’s not like you’re the best thing since sliced bread.

“Clubs will say ‘We’ll take you, but at this price’. It’s a little bit of a gamble to see it out for too long.”

In other news, a Rangers TV pundit has tipped Steven Gerrard to “pull the trigger early” to land an English signing before January.