Rangers are still in talks with Brighton about the possibility of signing centre-back Connor Golson, according to a club insider.
Gers blog Four Lads Had A Dream, which is a solid source of information on the Light Blues, claims that as yet no deal has been struck for the player, but if Steven Gerrard really wants the player cost shouldn’t be an issue.
The blog has also revealed that after having two bids for the player turned down, the Gers have not yet agreed what to offer Brighton should a third bid be made.
Gerrard and director of football Mark Allen do seem keen on the player, and it looks like only a matter of time until a third bid is made.
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If Gerrard gets his way then Goldson will be joining the new manager sooner rather than later at Ibrox. The comments that will most interest Gers fans though are that ‘cost shouldn’t be an issue’ and that no third bid has been agreed. Reports have suggested that Rangers had bid more than £1.8million and this might concern fans. The Gers do need a solid centre-back, for numbers at the very least. As yet there has been no replacement signed for David Bates, so Goldson certainly fits the bill in that regard. As for other signings, there will presumably be more movement on that front after Gerrard begins working officially at Ibrox, with his first day in the job on Friday. One of the first things he will be doing is asking the money men to make another offer for Goldson, so that he can get a player he has been pursuing for a number of weeks, who he obviously sees a mainstay of the side for next season.
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