Three-man blitz as Rangers close in on major new deals

Three-man blitz as Rangers close in on major new deals
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 03: Connor Goldson of Rangers celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group D stage match between Rangers and Standard Liege at Ibrox Stadium on December 03, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers fans are set for yet more good news after not only reports confirming Connor Goldson’s new deal, plus confirmed ongoing talks over Glen Kamara but a strongly rumoured one for Jermain Defoe too.

The stalwart CB has been beyond integral for Steven Gerrard’s revolution at Ibrox, amassing astonishing stats and being an ever-present pretty much since he joined.

Much-maligned over his first two seasons, the former Brighton man stuck at it and the true quality of the cultured defender shone through this season as Rangers’ defence, especially at home, became borderline impenetrable.

But hot on his heels is the surprise over Jermain Defoe hanging around for another season.

This one isn’t 100% confirmed yet, but while the former England international isn’t a huge player for the club these days, he’s not quite ready to hang up his boots yet and his influence in among the players is a quietly underrated influence on just how outstanding Rangers have been on the pitch.

As such, the club are viewing him as more useful for now on the turf in among training than purely as potential coaching staff.

It comes quickly after a recent flurry of new deals – Tavernier, McGregor, Davis and Balogun to name but four – Rangers know their veterans and prized assets are going to consider their futures and be targeted by sides elsewhere, so the club is getting in there quick.

And Goldson, Kamara (and Defoe) are just the latest big names said to be putting pen to paper.

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