By Frank McAvennie

11th Jun, 2022 | 8:00am

McAvennie: This is the real reason Connor Goldson signed new Rangers deal

Connor Goldson did not turn down Premier League offers to sign a new deal at Rangers.

That’s according to former Celtic hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the defender’s new deal.

Rangers confirmed last week (1 June) that the 29-year-old had committed to a new long-term contract when he looked certain to leave.

His previous agreement was set to expire this summer but he now has the opportunity to add to his 223 for the Gers appearances across all competitions.

Despite links with a move to England, McAvennie insists Goldson did not receive an offer from any Premier League clubs.

“I told you, you are only worth what someone will pay you and no one came in for him,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“The reason he signed is because no one wanted to sign him. The papers can say what they want, the club can say what they want, until an offer comes in, you aren’t worth it.

“It’s a strange one. I knew he would sign. The only offers he will be getting are from Championship clubs.

“He would have gone to the Premier League if an offer came in.

“He lets the ball go across him like he did against Frankfurt and you can’t do that in the Premier League.

“Decent centre-halves don’t do that. He is a decent player for Rangers and he will do alright there.

“It keeps continuity so that will be good for them, it’s not a bad signing.

“I won’t criticise him for what he has done in Scotland but he is not Premier League material.”

In other news, a Premier League club are in advanced talks to sign a Rangers player after a record Ibrox offer.