Rangers legend Richard Gough warns club and Connor Goldson of contract impasse

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And weighing in on the other side of the ongoing contract impasse, former centre-back Gough has warned Rangers they may need to shell out £8million to replace the Englishman if he leaves this summer.

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The defender is yet to sign an extension to his Ibrox deal which expires this summer. Gough says the defender will never be as good – but Rangers will have to find another defender in the same reliable mould.

“Connor himself knows he won’t play for a bigger club in Britain. He could make more money but he won’t play at a club where he has to win every game.

“He will know that if he goes there he won’t play in the semi-finals of any European competition again,” Gough said. today’s newspaper.

“You see scenes like [Hampden] and they might just give him food for thought. Does he want to give it up?”

Gough thinks Rangers shouldn’t give up on their defender either.

Connor Goldson of Rangers. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group)

“He’s a good football player; a modern centre-back and like James Tavernier, his appearance record is phenomenal. He almost never misses a game.

“Rangers have to make a decision. Finding someone of his quality to replace him could cost them £6.7.8million, so are they saying there’s a long-term deal with big money? »

“If Rangers could keep him, I’m sure they would.”

Gers will bring in John Souttar and have been linked with a move for Dutch defender Danilo Doheki this summer, but are also at risk of losing other out-of-contract stars over the coming months, including goalkeeper Allan McGregor, veteran Steven Davis and goal-of-the-weekend hero Scott Arfield whose offers all expire this year.

Connor Goldson hands his jersey to a fan after the semi-final victory. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group)
Connor Goldson and John Lundstrum celebrate in the Scottish Cup semi-final between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden, April 17 after Rangers won 2-1 in extra time. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group)
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