With Steven Gerrard on the brink of kicking off his managerial career at Rangers, there seem to be some major changes being undertaken at Ibrox.
Under the stewardship of director of football Mark Allen, the Light Blues have started their transfer business early, in a bid to have as much of the senior squad ready and waiting for the new boss’ arrival on June 1st.
That has seen Scott Arfield and Allan McGregor put pen to paper on contracts at the club after their deals with Burnley and Hull City respectively came to an end, while it is reported by the Daily Star that Jamie Murphy is set to be the third capture, with the 28-year-old said to be on the verge of turning his temporary move into a permanent one.
The same report hints at Rangers’ fourth and fifth potential new recruits, and one of them is a game changer for Gerrard and his men.
As revealed by the Daily Star, the club are hunting down a deal for Murphy’s Brighton team mate Connor Goldson, with a £600,000 deal reportedly turned down by the south coast club as they seek a fee in the region of £1million.
With just eight appearances for the Seagulls over the past season, the 6’3″ giant is clearly out of favour under Chris Hughton, but his ability would be huge for Rangers were they able to bring him north of the border.
His time with Brighton has been mired by a heart defect which saw him sit out much of the 2016/17 campaign and he has not really been given the chance to shine since.
With David Bates leaving and the likes of Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso other options at Gerrard’s disposal, change is needed at the heart of defence, and Goldson can be the game changing powerhouse to build on this summer – even if it means the Gers pushing the boat out.
In other Rangers transfer news, Allen has revealed exactly who else to expect through the door at Ibrox this summer.