Connor Goldson: Rangers defender signs new four-year deal | football news

Connor Goldson has ended speculation about his future by agreeing a new four-year deal with Rangers.

The 29-year-old, who was due out of contract this summer, had attracted interest from clubs in the Premier League and Sky Bet Championship but rejected those approaches to remain at Rangers.

Goldson has always been a part of the team since joining from Brighton in 2018, winning the season-ending Scottish Cup with Rangers and playing a key role in the club’s run to the Europa League final.

Ranger' Giovanni van Bronckhorst beams with pride
Giovanni van Bronckhorst says Goldson is a player he can rely on

Manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst said on the club’s website: “I am delighted that Connor has agreed to remain a Rangers player as he has been fantastic for me both on and off the pitch since I arrived.

“His leadership is outstanding and he has a huge impact on so many players around him, while his consistent performance means he’s someone I can always count on.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing Connor again in a few weeks for pre-season and working with him again next year.”

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Connor Goldson has scored 20 goals for Rangers

Sporting director Ross Wilson added: “Connor is a key player in our group and we are delighted that after all our discussions he has decided to dedicate his long-term future to Rangers.

“We have a close relationship with Connor and we always knew that this decision was really important for Connor and his young family and we were willing to give him the time to make the right decision for everyone involved.

“I know how strong his feelings for Rangers are and we look forward to continuing the journey with him. With Connor committed to his future and John Souttar, who also officially joins Rangers today, we have put together a strong defensive force.”

Itten goes on

Cedric Itten played 49 games for Rangers, scoring nine goals
Cedric Itten played 49 games for Rangers, scoring nine goals

Swiss striker Cedric Itten has left Rangers and returned to his home country to join Young Boys for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old signed a four-year deal with the Ibrox club in the summer of 2020 but was allowed to leave after failing to secure a regular starting spot.

Itten, who scored nine goals in 49 games for Rangers, spent the first half of last season on loan at German club Greuther Furth and is now leaving Govan for good.

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