Steven Gerrard revealed that Rangers have entered contract talks with key duo Glen Kamara and Connor Goldson, via the Daily Record.
Gers have tied down Steven Davis, Allan McGregor and James Tavernier to new deals in recent weeks, but Gerrard is determined to get more business done.
He described the pair as being critical to the team and new contracts could help deter transfer interest in them – Kamara has recently been linked to Leeds United [Daily Mail].
Gerrard said, via the Daily Record, “Glen [Kamara] is someone we are still talking to, to try to get him to commit, because he is a big player for us.
“Connor Goldson is the same. There are a lot of players we are working with to get them tied up because they are so important to the team.”
It is good to see the club being proactive and looking to get our most important players tied down long term.
There has already been interest in Kamara and Ryan Kent – also from Leeds [The Scottish Sun] – and Alfredo Morelos and Joe Aribo could be subject to bids too.
Signing players up to contracts helps to deter interest and at the very least gives us more negotiating power if a club does make an offer.
Davis and McGregor both proved against Celtic that their new contracts were massive for the club.
Tavernier committing his future until 2024 is also brilliant news, and hopefully Kamara and Goldson follow suit.
With a core squad in place we can be successful for many years to come.
Departures are always going to happen but with a solid spine to rely on we will have a foundation in place which we can add to with quality personnel.
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