Rangers will move on from Goldson amid contract stalemate - Hutton

By Alan Hutton

8th Jan, 2022 | 12:00pm

Rangers TV pundit makes 'massive' Goldson claim as new signing touted amid contract update

Alan Hutton has insisted Connor Goldson has taken a “massive gamble” by not signing a new contract at Rangers.

The former Gers defender and Rangers TV pundit, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the Light Blues would “move on” and sign a replacement for the 29-year-old if he does not pen new terms.

Football Insider revealed on 2 December that Goldson had rejected a new contract offer from Rangers.

The latest from an Ibrox source today is that Goldson is increasingly unlikely to commit to a new deal.

The centre-back’s current terms expire at the end of the season and he can leave on a free transfer.

However, Hutton insisted the big payday Goldson wants might not be forthcoming.

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Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “To run down your contract and hopefully get a bigger club in the Premier League, it might not happen.

“So you’re taking a massive gamble and Rangers won’t stand still. They’ll go ahead and look to their targets who they want to bring in if Connor Goldson isn’t willing to sign a contract.

“I think from his side it is a big risk. Rangers could move on. I understand he’s the vice-captain. He probably wants a decent contract.

“Obviously Rangers feel they’ve offered that. He’s sat on the fence at the moment and it’s a dangerous game to play.”

Goldson has been a near ever-present at the heart of the defence for Rangers in recent seasons.

The Gers confirmed the loan signing of utility man James Sands on Wednesday (5 January).

The 21-year-old can play in both midfield and defence.

In other news, pundit claims another Rangers star could be sold after Wednesday reveal.