Ex-Rangers full-back Alan Hutton has made some revelatory claims regarding the situation with Connor Goldson and his Ibrox contract.
Manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst sounded all but resigned to losing Connor Goldson ahead of the Scottish Cup final as both parties meet a stalemate over a new deal.
Now 29, this could be Goldson’s final chance to earn a lucrative deal down south and all the talk suggests Connor is holding out for the best deal financially.
But Hutton – who himself knows the difference between playing for Rangers and playing down south after a £9m move to Spurs in 2008 – claims if money was no issue the defender would be staying.
Speaking amid an ongoing lack of clarity regarding what Connor Goldson will do next, the ex-Gers star says he “loves” it at Ibrox and doesn’t want to leave.
Alan Hutton: Rangers star Connor Goldson sees “future” at Ibrox
“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,” said Alan Hutton [Football Insider].
“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.”
After months of major doubts surrounding a new deal for Connor Goldson, it would be a major turn up for the books if he wound-up signing a new contract.
Until the player’s future is settled one way or another the support will have to wait to find out but if Rangers can secure Goldson it would be a major coup heading into next season.
The defender has been a colossus for Rangers since joining in 2018, playing a monumental 224 games, and is both a popular and influential member of the first-team squad.
Meanwhile, a former Rangers star has pipped an ex-Ibrox teammate to a highly coveted job in the Scottish Championship.