Pundit suggests when Rangers will get Goldson contract decision after source's reveal
Connor Goldson will likely stall on signing a new contract with Rangers until January, according to Kevin Phillips.
The 2000 European Golden Shoe winner, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suspects the 28-year-old wants to “see what other clubs will offer him” before signing new terms at Ibrox.
Goldson‘s current contract with the Gers expires at the end of next May.
The centre-half will be free to speak to clubs south of the border regarding a pre-contract from January.
As revealed by Football Insider (September 1st), the Glasgow giants rebuffed late-window interest in the English defender.
Rangers refused to entertain offers for Goldson as Steven Gerrard views him as integral to his side’s hopes of retaining the league title.
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When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the situation, Phillips said: “To me, it sounds like he wants to wait until January to see what other clubs will offer him.
“Why would you not have agreed a new deal by now when you have been negotiating for quite a while. It smells a little bit of outside interest.
“Someone is perhaps in his ear telling him to hang fire. I hope that is not the case because I would like to see him stay there.
“But, if a deal has not been struck by now you start to wonder why. The only reason I can think is that people are telling him other clubs will come knocking in January.
“If that is the case I hope it is not false hope they are giving him. We have seen in the past players being tapped up and then not getting a move for whatever reason. Let’s hope that is not the case.
“Ideally his contract gets ironed out and he remains a Rangers player because he is a big player for them.”