Rangers have announced a new four-year deal for Ibrox stalwart Connor Goldson – and caused a few heart palpitations in the support in the process.
Announcing the news on social media, Rangers initially worded the update like Connor Goldson was set to leave the club before announcing the monumental news.
One of the Ibrox club’s most important and significant figures, Connor Goldson has been a man mountain for Rangers over the last four seasons and this new deal is a major development.
Rangers fans had all but resigned themselves to the centre-back leaving as he assessed his options at the end of the season.
The Ibrox side would’ve had to fill a defensive chasm such is the reliability and availability of the club’s vice-captain with the likes of Nottingham Forest extensively linked.
Connor Goldson signs new four-year Rangers deal
But as things would transpire, Rangers have announced a new long-term deal for Connor Goldson which highlights his commitment to the cause at Ibrox.
It’s yet more good news after the club officially announced John Souttar as a Rangers player earlier in the day.
With an interview with Connor Goldson to come on RangersTV later, Gers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst paid tribute to the defender.
“I am delighted Connor has agreed to remain a Rangers player, as he has been fantastic for me both on and off the pitch since I arrived,” said van Bronckhorst [Rangers].
“His leadership is outstanding, and he is a huge influence on so many players around him, while his consistency of performance means he is someone I can always rely on.
“I am really looking forward to seeing Connor back for pre-season in a couple of weeks and to working with him again next year.”
Since joining Rangers from Brighton for a reported £3.5m in 2018 Connor Goldson has gone on to play 222 times for the club, an average of 55.5 games per season.
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