Football transfer consultant Ian McGarry is a big fan of potential Rangers signing Connor Goldson.
The Brighton centre-back is expected to complete a £3million deal to Ibrox in the next few days, according to the Evening Times, and McGarry thinks that the 25-year-old will thrive in the Scottish Premiership.
“He’d be an excellent signing for Rangers” McGarry said, whilst appearing on a Gers podcast on the Daily Record transfer blog (09:29am).
“He’s a ball-playing centre-half, he has a very good footballing brain, he’s also got a physical presence, he can easily hit a pass 50, 70 yards to a wide man or through the middle, which would be a big plus.”
Steven Gerrard has been after Goldson for a few weeks, and if a deal is completed it would be the first significant purchase of the Gerrard era at Ibrox.
Football Insider verdict
Judging by Ian McGarry’s comments, Connor Goldson seems like the signing that the Gers have been crying out for for a long time. A solid, ball-playing centre-back with great passing ability is a player that the Light Blues have lacked in recent seasons, with the likes of Bruno Alves not being the answer and David Bates leaving Ibrox after probably his best spell of form for the Gers. Steven Gerrard needs a solid spine to his side, and should Goldson complete his move to Ibrox then he would certainly be an upgrade in an error in which the Gers have struggled in since their return to the Scottish Premiership. Goldson will no doubt be a mainstay of the Gers side going forward, and it will be interesting to see if Gerrard and director of football Mark Allen will make another signing to partner Goldson in the heart of the Gers defence, or if they Gerrard will keep faith with one of the centre-backs from last season.
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