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Rangers Signs Connor Goldson from Brighton in a four year deal

Connor Goldson

Following a poor run of form in the Scottish League last season, Rangers have become ever more desperate to strengthen up their team for the upcoming 2018/19 campaign completing their sixth summer signing unveiling Connor Goldson.

Goldson has signed for Rangers from Premier League club, Brighton and Hove Albion for a fee reported to be around £3 million in a four-year deal.

Speaking on his excitement of joining the club, the 25-year-old defender said via Sky Sports: “I am delighted to join Rangers, even though it hasn’t taken that long to sign it seems like it has taken forever,

“I am just pleased to finally get it done and to get the chance to showcase my abilities at a massive club with a huge fan base.

However, during his speech, Goldson revealed that his possibility of playing under Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard played a major role in his transfer to Ibrox, looking forward to the pre-season which will begin in June 17.

He continued: “Steven Gerrard had a massive influence on my decision to sign. When he first spoke to me I didn’t really know what I was doing, there were a few clubs interested in me in the Championship and I didn’t really know what to do.

“We carried on speaking and he has been brilliant with me, he said I could speak to him whenever I wanted to or whatever I was thinking.

“We spoke quite a lot over the summer and it got to the point where I sat down with my family and I thought it was the right decision to make for myself and for them. For us all to be happy and for me to be playing football every week at a huge club.

“Now he is my manager and I want to be able to learn off him as a coach and as a manager. I don’t really think there is going to be time for me to be star struck and be in awe of him.

“We have a lot of work to do this season, we want to improve the team and we want to see how far we can go. There is a lot of work to do and that starts this weekend in Spain.”

Connor Goldson will be joining the likes of Jamie Murphy, Allan McGregor, Ovie Ejaria, Scott Arfield and Nikola Katic as the sixth summer signing with Steven Gerrard.

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