Alan Hutton has revealed what Connor Goldson has now told him amid uncertainty over his future at Glasgow Rangers.
The Lowdown: Goldson out of contract
The 29-year-old is among a few first-team players at Ibrox who are out of contract soon, with no signs of a renewal at the moment.
As cited by the The Glasgow Times, Giovanni van Bronckhorst has admitted that there is a ‘small’ chance’ that the defender will sign an extension after prolonged talks with the club.
The Latest: Hutton reacts
Speaking to Football Insider, former Light Blues right-back Hutton has revealed that, having spoken to Goldson, the centre-back ‘wants’ to stay at the club despite not being able to agree on a new deal.
Hutton, who now does punditry work with Rangers TV, said of the 29-year-old: “He is one of the main men in the squad. It’s quite as simple as that. He’s the vice-captain, a guy who plays week in, week out, he’s always fit and a leader on the pitch.
“It’s one of those ones where he probably wants to stay at the club. After speaking to him a few times myself, I know that he loves being there and he wants to be there in the future.
“But you have to reward these players for what they’ve given the club over the last X amount of seasons. I think that’s the sticking point at this moment in time.”
Should Rangers have given Goldson a new deal?
The Verdict: Get it done
With time running out, both parties just need to get a new contract sorted as soon as possible.
Goldson has been a mainstay in the Rangers team which won the Scottish Cup and reached the final of the Europa League, scoring four goals and supplying four assists from the back (Transfermarkt), and he is in his prime at 29 years of age.
He currently holds a market value of £7.2m, so losing someone of his quality on a free transfer would be a financial blow to the Gers, while also losing a key player from Van Bronckhorst’s side.
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