Rangers centre-back Connor Goldson is content to stay at Ibrox despite his contract running into its final five months, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
Gers’ chief executive Stewart Robertson confirmed earlier this week that the club have not given up on keeping the 29-year-old beyond the end of the season and O’Rourke says the player is not against remaining at the Scottish champions:
“I think he is quite happy at Rangers. He’s had a good time up there as well.”
The big obstacle in talks is thought to be wages. Rangers can’t afford to give Goldson a sizeable salary rise and, with clubs south of the border (including West Brom and Nottingham Forest) likely to be more amenable to his demands, it seems that negotiations with his current club have ground to a halt.
Robertson’s comments suggest a resolution could still be found but that may hinge on the Gers’ qualification for the group stages of the Champions League. That will only happen if they finish top of the table so we may have to wait until May or June to find out more about Goldson’s future.