Premier League bound Nottingham Forest are reportedly targeting Rangers defender Connor Goldson as the club await the final decision on his future.
Connor’s season has had something of a cloud hanging over it as fans ask the will he, won’t he question when it comes to the defender’s contract.
Signing on for four years in 2018, the ex-Brighton star’s deal has ran its course and now Connor faces a massive decision over his future.
There have been claims that Goldson wants to stay at Ibrox but that the financial incentives behind the deal are both a stumbling block for player and club.
But this would be no issue for the likes of Nottingham Forest, who’ve just received a monumental reported £170m cash boost for winning the Championship Playoff Final.
Forest defeated Huddersfield 1-0 at Wembley to earn a return to the English top flight after a 23-year absence.
According to the Scottish Sun, Premier League newboys Nottingham Forest are heading the list to sign Connor Goldson as his deal at Rangers comes to an end.
The report claims that Forest boss Steve Cooper is a big fan of Goldson and that the Nottingham club are ready to “step up” their interest in Connor after earning promotion.
Nottingham Forest target Rangers’ Connor Goldson
Interestingly, if the move was to come to fruition then it could see something of a Rangers centre-back reunion.
Connor Goldson and now Nottingham Forest captain Joe Worrall played alongside each other at the heart of the Rangers defence during Steven Gerrard’s first season in 18/19.
The move would be an opportunity for Connor Goldson to return to the Premier League, move back down south and also earn higher wages given his age.
But leaving Rangers behind will be a massive decision given Goldson is unlikely to turn out for a club the size of the Glasgow giants ever again.
Gone will be the fervour of the fans, the passion of Ibrox, the chance to compete for prizes and the European adventures, so it’s a big decision to make.
The player’s most recent social media post has plenty taking the hint that it’s a decision Connor Goldson has already made.
Since joining Rangers in 2018 Connor Goldson has been a mountain for the club, playing in almost every match and always being available.
In total, the 29-year-old defender has made a hugely impressive 222 games for the Ibrox side across four years and if Connor does move on, it’ll be a sizeable hole to fill.