By Alan Hutton

27th May, 2020 | 6:00pm

'I've heard rumours' - Exclusive: Hutton reacts as Leeds plot 'Brilliant' 27-yr-old signing

Alan Hutton believes that Leeds United face a fierce fight if they are to pull off the signing of Rangers centre-back Connor Goldson this summer.

The former Gers and Scotland full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has lauded the Ibrox mainstay and believes there is plenty of interest in his capture

As revealed by Football Insider, the Whites are among the chasing pack for the 27-year-old after his impressive form under Steven Gerrard.

Hutton believes that the centre-back’s performances on the European stage will have caught the eye of many clubs and that Leeds face a fight for his capture.

Asked if he would fit in at Elland Road, Hutton told Football Insider: “I think on the whole he’s been brilliant, he’s been a stand-up leader, he’s filled in for James Tavernier as captain if he wasn’t available.

“He made a couple of mistakes towards the end of the season – it happens, we’re not all perfect, we make mistakes – but it’s how you bounce back from that.

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“On the whole he’s been a very good signing for Rangers so it doesn’t surprise me big teams like Leeds are looking at him.

“He’s obviously had good appearances in Europe that a lot of clubs will be watching. I don’t think it’s just Leeds that are interested, I’ve heard rumours of other clubs.”

Goldson has already played 105 times for Rangers despite only joining the club in 2018, with Gerrard making him a fixture in the starting XI.

He has missed just two games across all competitions this season, with 51 games under his belt.

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