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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard lines-up bid for out of favour Brighton defender

  • May 16, 12:00

Drew Bartle Head Sports Editor

New Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is set to get his tenure up and running at Ibrox in July with Europa League qualifying, and the Scottish Sun are stating that Brighton’s somewhat out of favour defender Connor Goldson is a target for the Scottish giants.

Connor Goldson made less than a handful of first team appearances in the Premier League for Brighton & Hove Albion this season, and at the age of 25 it would appear that it might be time for the Englishman to move on and seek regular first team football – with the Seagulls only likely to strengthen to maintain their top-flight status for a second consecutive season.

Connor Goldson was a regular for Brighton in the Championship, playing a huge role in getting the Seagulls in the Premier League for the first time, but a surgical procedure in February 2017 but the brakes on his career, only returning back last December. By that point manager Chris Hughton had a relatively settled line-up and thus Goldson has found himself on the sidelines since.

It could be that attention has turned to Goldson amid the Scottish Sun also claiming that Rangers have not moved for Gerrard’s former team-mate Martin Skrtel from Fenerbahce – despite countless reports swirling around that the Slovakian would be making his way to Ibrox in the summer.

It would seem that Rangers and Turkish side Fenerbahce are way off the mark when it comes to the player’s valuation, despite Martin Skrtel only having one year remaining on his current deal.

Matching Celtic for experience and quality looks a tall-order, but the obvious pull of playing for the name of Steven Gerrard could yet reap some exciting name arrivals for the blue half of Glasgow, but as of right now the two defenders in question is just transfer talk.