Date: 22nd July 2021 at 12:30pm
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With the news that Rangers are in no hurry to sell Connor Goldson should he refuse to extend his contract, there has been talk about whether or not this is the right approach, given our need to sell players to be self-sufficient.

Speaking to Football Insider, former Premier League striker, Noel Whelan, believes that the uncertainty over such a key player is far from ideal going into such a big season:

“It is a big worry, absolutely.

“He was so important to them last season. We all know what a good player he is and he is the one constant in that backline.

“I’m sure there is a huge amount of respect between him and Steven Gerrard.

“Negotiations over new contracts are never as easy as you think. Rangers will have a finite amount of money that they can pay in wages but talks will be ongoing.

“To be honest, I can see him signing a new deal. He is at a club that is going in a great direction. He has the Champions League to look forward to this year.”

We’ve already seen Danilho Doekhi linked as a potential replacement as well as the, slightly, more experienced and more decorated Gary Cahill, should Goldson actually leave this summer.

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As already covered by Vital Rangers, if Goldson can lead our defence to the promised land of the Champions League and another Scottish Premiership title then potentially missing out on £6million or more this season will have been worth the gamble – only time will tell if it has been a gamble worth taking.