Rangers have been busy in the transfer window already this summer, however, Steven Gerrard is far from finished, although one target may not make it to Ibrox.
The Scottish Sun are claiming that the Gers have had a bid rejected for Connor Goldson from Brighton and Hove Albion. The new manager had identified the centre-back as a man that could help rebuild that position, but now it seems unlikely he will be able to bring him in.
The 25-year-old has impressed for the Premier League side this season since making his debut, which led to Gerrard wanting to bring him north of the border, however, Rangers will now need to up their bid by a considerable amount as it fell short of the Seagulls’ valuation.
Rangers fans in the Tavern will be delighted that Gerrard is acting quickly in his role as manager to bring in a number of additions but will be disappointed with the setback in signing Goldson.
The centre-back (valued at £675K by Transfermarkt) has endured a tough time as of late, having required open heart surgery back in February 2017, but he has shown that he can come back from it better and stronger having made his Premier League debut last December.
The defensive position has been considerably weakened over the past few months and with David Bates joining Hamburg and Bruno Alves looking to be sold, Goldson could be a signing to make an immediate impact at Ibrox.
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