Rangers have been warned that there will ‘plenty of clubs sniffing around’ Connor Goldson as his contract ticks down.
Goldson joined Rangers ahead of the 2018/19 season, making a £3.06m move from Brighton and Hove Albion. He has gone on to make 173 appearances for the Gers, scoring 17 goals, and he has started all 11 matches for Steven Gerrard’s side so far this season.
However, his future at Ibrox is uncertain, with his contract set to expire at the end of May 2022. As it stands, he will be able to strike a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January 1.
Football Insider reported last week that West Ham United were monitoring the centre-back with a view to possibly making an approach.
Phillips doesn’t think the Irons will be alone in pursuing Goldson if no Ibrox extension is forthcoming.
He told Football Insider: “What a bargain he would be on a pre-contract. But if he is to leave Rangers in such a way I’m sure there would be plenty of clubs sniffing around him.”
This is a real worry for Gers fans. Rangers had hoped to tie down Goldson to a new deal before the end of the summer transfer window, but talks are dragging on and there’s no sign of any imminent breakthrough.
If he proves to be available on a free transfer, then English Premier League clubs will surely form a queue. He would probably be a squad option for West Ham given their centre-back riches, but teams further down the league could potentially offer him a greater role.
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