By Richard Parks
Rangers are working on a deal to sign Brighton defender Connor Goldson as Steven Gerrard steps up his summer revolution, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claim the centre-back is firmly on the radar of new manager Gerrard as he looks to shore up his side’s leaky rearguard.
Goldson, 25, made eight appearances for Brighton in the recently-completed season after recovering from open heart surgery last year.
Football Insider verdict:
Goldson is a no-nonsense centre-back with an impressive track record and a remarkable story. He returned to the Brighton fold last season after a recovery following heart surgery, without which he could have died on a football pitch, in February of last year. Goldson only made his Premier League debut last December, in a 1-0 win over Watford, but he has extensive experience in the Championship and League One, where he made his name for promotion-chasing Shrewsbury Town. Entering his peak years, Goldson is behind the likes of Lewis Dunk in the Brighton pecking order and could be lured to Glasgow, where the chance to become a mainstay of Gerrard’s new-look Rangers is an exciting one. Rangers are certainly in need of a reliable centre-back or two. David Bates has quit to join Hamburg, Bruno Alves is over the hill, Russell Martin’s loan spell was mediocre and Fabio Cordoso is below the required level. Goldson could be a gem of a signing.