By Wayne Veysey

23rd Apr, 2021 | 7:00am

Sources: Rangers close to agreeing £4.5m new deal

Connor Goldson has reached an agreement in principle on a new Rangers deal worth around £4.5million, Football Insider understands.

The Light Blues are putting the finishing touches to an extension to the central defender’s contract that is expected to tie him to the club until the summer of 2024.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that club chiefs have sanctioned a deal rewarding Goldson, 28, with a significant pay rise after pivotal role in a remarkable season.

The new deal will run two years beyond Goldson’s current deal, which was signed when he joined from Brighton in August 2018.

It will see him being paid around £30,000-a-week, a sum that lifts him into the top bracket of earners at the club.

The likes of strikers Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe are already earning at that level.

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A new deal for Goldson is a blow to his many suitors south of the border and is a real coup for Rangers.

Tying the central defender to a new long-term agreement will add to the feel-good factor at Ibrox.

Director of football Ross Wilson has tied skipper James Tavernier, Steven Davis and goalkeeper Allan McGregor to extensions in recent weeks.

Goldson has been just as influential, if not more so, than that key trio in Rangers’ memorable campaign that ended their 10-year title drought and took them to the Europa League last 16.

He has been an ever-present across the club’s 52 matches in all competitions, remarkably playing every minute of all those games.

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