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Incoming Rangers manager Steven Gerrard seems determined to make Brighton defender Connor Goldson his first major signing, and he may soon get his man.

The Mirror transfer blog (1:52am) is reporting that the 25-year-old is set to move to Ibrox in a £3million transfer, which will net him a cool £20,000 a week.

That is an awful lot of money for any team in Scotland to spend, especially Rangers who have had plenty of financial issues in recent years.

Goldson will need to get off to a good start and hit the ground running to justify the money that the Gers are spending on him.

With such a big outlay on the defender, all of his performances will be scrutinised, and any mistakes will be magnified.

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Another intriguing aspect of the deal, should it happen, is that the player could go down as a symbol of the success or failure of the Gerrard revolution.

Should Gerrard be a huge success for the Gers, the big money but of Goldson could be seen as a masterstroke.

But should Gerrard be a flop at Ibrox, then one of his major signings will no doubt come in for plenty of criticism as well.

Gers director of football Mark Allen and Gerrard are gambling by reportedly spending so much money on a player – for their sakes Goldson will have to be a success, or the criticism will start to begin in earnest.

In other Rangers news, Russell Martin has disclosed why he failed at Ibrox 

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