West Ham plot raid for Goldson after Rangers reject offer - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

16th Sep, 2021 | 6:59am

Sources: West Ham set sights on Rangers star Goldson after offers rejected

West Ham are keeping tabs on Rangers defender Connor Goldson amid the uncertainty over his future at the club, Football Insider has learned.

The Glasgow giants are yet to secure their star centre-back, 28, to a new contract and risk losing him on a free transfer next summer.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider that the club are monitoring Goldson’s contract situation and could look to make a move in the new year.

The London club signed Kurt Zouma from Chelsea in a £25million deal towards the end of the summer window.

But first choice centre-back pair Angelo Ogbonna and Craig Dawson will be 34 and 32 by the end of the season.

The veteran duo have started all four of the Irons’ Premier League matches this season although Zouma and Issa Diop could be paired together for tonight’s Europa League clash against Dinamo Zagreb.

Goldson is also due to make his own return for Rangers in their Europa League group stage match tonight after being absent last weekend due to an enforced Covid self-isolation.

As revealed by Football Insider, Rangers rejected late-window interest in Goldson.

Ibrox chiefs wanted the central defender to put pen to paper before the window shut last month but a new contract has yet to be agreed.

The Glasgow giants made it clear to Goldson and his representatives that they would not entertain any offers, even the ones that came in late.

Gerrard has built his team around the centre-back, whose absence against St Johnstone last weekend was the first league match he has not started in two-and-a-half years.

Now in his fourth season, Goldson has racked up a remarkable 171 appearances for Rangers and has started nine of their 10 fixtures in all competitions this season.

In other news, “superb” Rangers player may have already agreed “£10m” Ibrox exit.