Connor Goldson has formally announced his position on contracts, staying at Rangers and his future in a very insightful comment at his pre-Dundee presser which at long last shed light on his intentions.
Goldson, 28, has been a mainstay of the club under Steven Gerrard ever since he signed, and of course last season played every second of football for the Famous in an amazing show of resilience, and today finally laid to rest the stories about his future.
The big defender said he was as surprised as anyone else by the rumours (about him leaving) and admitted he’s happy at Ibrox, and hopes to get a deal sorted soon.
He also said he wanted to leave it to his representatives and the club to deal with as it’s a distraction to him and he wants to concentrate on his football.
Most tellingly though, when asked if he was outright committed to the club his response was thus:
Without actually explicitly saying he was committed and saw his future at Ibrox, he still endorsed his position and that’s as good as any player can.
When journos ask that question, it’s a test to the player in ‘response’, in talking to the media. No player will EVER commit themselves in a press conference, it’s too dangerous and it leaves you open to a lot of attacks.
But Goldson went as far as he could to saying yes, without saying it. He’s a smart guy and he surely is committed to Rangers, but of course if an offer ‘he couldn’t refuse’ surfaced from England naturally he’s going to be tempted.
But from the horse’s mouth, talks are ongoing. You know, the ones Stevie confirmed as early as last October…