Russell Martin thinks Connor Goldson has to decide between fighting for a place at Brighton or moving to Rangers to compete for trophies – and admits he would “always recommend” the move to Ibrox.
Martin has just completed a six-month loan spell with the Ibrox giants and is expected to return to Norwich but admits Goldson would have “everything” at Ibrox if he was to decide to leave the Seagulls and join incoming Gers manager Steven Gerrard.
“I guess for Connor at this stage of his career it will be for him to decide whether he wants to go up the road and compete to win things or whether he has got a burning desire to stay here and try to get back in the Premier League and play in the Championship regularly,” Martin said, as quoted by The Argus.
“That will be his decision but it is some football club. If anyone asked me would you sign there I’d always recommend doing it. It’s got everything there, it’s just waiting for lift-off.”
Football Insider verdict:
Martin didn’t live up to expectations at Ibrox but it’s been clear from his comments that he loved his time with the Light Blues. While there’s likely more money available for players who sit at mid-table Premier League teams the chance to come north and lift trophies and play in front of 50,000 fans every other week who adore your every move would also be tempting. With the Gers desperate for new defenders this summer, Goldson would almost certainly walk straight into the starting XI at Ibrox when they kick off their season on July 12th in the Europa League qualifiers. Although Martin wasn’t a great success for Rangers, Goldson could do far worse than taking some advice from the Scottish international over his future and what could await him at Ibrox. Goldson’s lack of game-time after returning from a serious heart condition could see him decide that his future lies north of the border with the Ibrox giants.
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