Rangers partner responds after report claims star has rejected new deal
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Rangers partner responds after report claims star has rejected new deal

Rangers media partners Heart & Hand have responded amid talk that Connor Goldson has rejected a new deal at Ibrox.

Goldson is in the final year of the four-year contract he signed when the Gers snapped him up from Brighton in the summer of 2018.

Connor Goldson celebrates scoring his second goal in a win over Celtic at Parkhead last season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He’s made 187 appearances for the club and was a key part of the side that went unbeaten in the Premiership last season to emphatically secure 55.

There’s been plenty of speculation about his future during the current campaign, though, and that has coincided with an alarming drop in the centre-back’s form.

Earlier this week, citing sources close to Rangers, Football Insider asserted that Goldson had turned down a new deal and was eyeing a return to the Premier League.

However, Heart & Heart shot down the report on Twitter on Friday afternoon after speaking with the club.

‘Goldson hasn’t ‘rejected’ a new contract,’ they wrote. ‘There’s been no movement either way.’

‘Club confirm situation unchanged and reports suggesting anything else are wide of the mark.’

During Rangers’ recent AGM, sporting director Ross Wilson insisted the club were relaxed regarding a range of player contract situations.

Rangers media partner Heart & Hand have asserted that Connor Goldson hasn’t turned down a new deal at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers partner shoots down Connor Goldson deal rejection claim

Although Goldson has received plenty of criticism in recent times, he’s still a crucial player, particularly given the current injury problems at centre-back, and few Rangers fans want to see him move on for nothing.

Therefore, to an extent, this update is good news.

However, while it seems that a new deal hasn’t been rejected, it’s clear that an agreement on an extension is at best a long way off.

It’s highly likely that Goldson will remain Rangers vice-captain for the rest of the season, but his future beyond that is still very much uncertain.

Goldson made several key defensive interventions in the 1-0 win over Hibernian at Easter Road in midweek but his passing stats were alarmingly poor.