By Saikat Mandal

27th Apr, 2022 | 7:40pm

Van Bronckhorst shares contract situation of Rangers defender Connor Goldson

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has suggested that there’s “no news” regarding the contract agreement of Rangers defender Connor Goldson.

The centre-back is out of contract at the end of the season, and as of now, there has been no deal being agreed.

However, this has not hampered the performance of Goldson, and Van Bronckhorst has been left impressed with his performance.

“There’s no news,” said van Bronckhorst, as quoted by Glasgow Times.

“We’re working in the last weeks of the season and we are fully focused on performing on the pitch so no new news.

“I’ve never experienced in my coaching career when a player is out of contract that it affects them. It’s a circumstance that’s happening a lot. Connor is handling it really well.

“He’s performing well and it doesn’t have a negative influence on him and it definitely hasn’t had a negative influence on me.”

Moving on

It seems highly unlikely that Goldson will sign a new deal at Ibrox unless there’s a dramatic turnaround.

Rangers have been in talks with the former Brighton defender for a while over a new deal, but both the parties couldn’t come to an agreement. 

Goldson joined the Gers for a fee of £3million from Brighton in 2018, and he has proved to be a class player for the club. 

He is the first-choice name on the team sheet and he has hardly let his standard drop over the course of the last three seasons. 

This season, Goldson has been outstanding at the back, and his performance against Celtic at Hampden Park was superb. 

It will be a huge loss if Rangers lose him for free, but the club will feel that he has repaid every penny the Gers paid for him. 

Rangers have already secured his replacement, with John Souttar set to join the club in the summer on a free transfer. However, Van Bronckhorst may need to sign one or two more defenders. 

In other Rangers news, the club are “not convinced” by a key first-team player and an early termination of his contract is extremely likely.