It is widely reported that Connor Goldson is on the verge of joining Rangers from Brighton and Hove Albion on a permanent transfer. Yet, is the 25-year-old worth the alleged £3M investment?
As Talksport reports, Connor Goldson is close to completing a £3M transfer to Rangers to become Steven Gerrard’s fifth summer signing since becoming the Gers’ new manager. In a similar vein to Arfield and McGregor, Goldson will provide Rangers with the experience of playing in one of the most competitive divisions in world football, the Premier League.
The Englishman has been limited to 16 first-team appearances for Brighton over the past two seasons due to injuries such as his heart condition. Despite his difficulties, he did manage to score a goal for the Seagulls in the FA Cup last season as he registered eight appearances for Chris Hughton’s side.
The 25-year-old is admired for his cautious and sensible approach to his defensive work. In addition to his measured nature, Goldson is regarded for his passing abilities, particularly his tendency to play long-balls. He is seen as an individual who is competent in the air and can cause problems for opponents when attacking set-pieces.
At the age of 25, he provides the perfect blend of experience and potential. Rangers’ defence is comparatively old, and the arrival of Goldson could breathe fresh life and renewed exuberance into the Gers’ backline.
Given Goldson’s technical quality, it seems that Gerrard is appropriately identifying players who are tailored to the identity that he hopes to establish on the field. The ability to sign suitable and talented players at affordable prices will be critical for Rangers this summer, and it seems that Goldson has the hallmarks of being a shrewd acquisition.
Gerrard has been especially active in the transfer window, and the early signs indicate that more arrivals will be welcomed at Ibrox in the not too distant future.
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