The first real test of the upcoming Steven Gerrard era at Rangers seems to be the deal to get Brighton centre-back Connor Goldson to the club.

The Gers have reportedly had two bids for the 25-year-old knocked back, and have yet to return to the Premier League club with a third.

It is vital that the Gers show their ambition to Gerrard by getting the deal done as quickly as possible.

Gerrard has already suffered one transfer setback, with the Daily Record revealing that the club couldn’t afford Martin Skrtel’s wages, and the Gers boss was denied a reunion with a former Liverpool player.

Gerrard must have been given some sort of guarantees about how much money he will have to spend, and he will not want to miss out on anymore of his transfer targets.

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Gerrard must be highly looking forward to his first ever senior managerial role, and the Gers fans certainly seem excited by his arrival.

What neither party will want to happen is the Gers missing out on a key signing target because of dithering over an offer to a player.

Director of football Mark Allen will also be in the firing line if the deal to sign Goldson isn’t concluded, so it is of paramount importance that the Gers make that third offer as soon as possible.

In other Rangers news, a player seems certain to leave the Gers in the summer 

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