Glasgow Rangers legend Brian Laudrup has admitted he is worried about the future of Connor Goldson as the central defender’s reported new contract remains unsigned.
The Lowdown: Goldson future uncertain
However, negotiations seem to be taking forever, and there has not yet been any breakthrough.
The Latest: Laudrup worried
Writing in his column for The Daily Mail (via The Daily Record), Laudrup expressed his concern. He said:
“Goldson has been regarded as the best central defender at the club rightly so, in my opinion – so why didn’t he sign a new contract months ago?
“All the noises have been very positive. Yet nothing has been confirmed. What’s the issue? It seems strange.
“I always think clarity is key for a player. Otherwise, performances can be affected.
“I know fans will say you are paid a lot of money to get on with it and that’s absolutely true.
“But it’s not easy to just switch your brain off from thinking about what’s next for your family, how and where will they be settled? I can sympathise with anyone in that position.
“You go home and talk about it with your wife or partner. You discuss all the options and worries.
“It uses up energy. When those aspects of your life are sorted, you can concentrate fully on being a footballer.
“I don’t know Goldson personally, or what’s in his mind just now, but finalising his situation one way or the other would surely be best for all parties. There has to be an outcome soon.
“He hasn’t started the season in great form and maybe this issue has been a contributor.”
The Verdict: Get it sorted
Time is running out for Rangers to sort out the 28-year-old’s future. With just one year left on his contract, it means £6.75m-valued Goldson (Transfermarkt) can negotiate with other clubs as early as January if a deal is not signed before then and he does not leave this summer.
Will Goldson be at Rangers next season?
Last season, the former Brighton man played every single minute of every single game in all competitions, and has already done the same so far this term – it is clear he is a hugely important player for Steven Gerrard. As such, the boss and Ross Wilson should push to get Goldson’s future resolved as soon as possible.
In other news, Rangers fans were livid at this interview.
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