October 2019 and November 2020. Combined, Glen Kamara and Connor Goldson’s contract sagas have taken a grand total of 3 years, and there’s absolutely no resolution in sight.
Goldson sidestepped the issue a tad by saying his agent is dealing with it and he’s getting on with football, which is football speak for either ‘I’ve not decided yet’ or ‘I want more money’, while Glen Kamara hasn’t spoken publicly at all about it at all.
Then there’s the Alfredo stuff where the Colombian is hankering for a move but no offers have come in. Contractually he’s fine, but attitude-wise? Who knows.
So where does this leave us?
It leaves us with two players who can’t seem to commit themselves to the club – Kamara, we understand, he’s got offers from down south (no bids though), and he’s a lucrative commodity. He’s done everything right in truth and if he leaves for a good profit he’ll leave with our blessing.
Goldson is a bit more complicated. His attitude this season hasn’t been great, with complacency both on and off the pitch and a bit of an ego. Without the performances to compensate. He was all about a new deal a year ago, but here we are in August and he’s still not signed.
So what does it mean?
In Goldson’s case, he’s digging his own grave. Fans have lost patience with the saga, and his performances have not strengthened his hand at all. While he’s an absolute Stevie stormtrooper, and he was excellent last season, he can’t live on that forever if he’s no longer delivering. That said, it doesn’t matter, because he will always be selected come rain or shine. But he’s losing goodwill alarmingly with fans with each passing day.
In Kamara’s? It looks to us like he’s waiting on a good offer from down south, simple as that. He’s been given a great contract, but now that Rangers don’t have UCL, Kamara would much rather play in the PL. We doubt it’ll be long before a decent offer arrives and he leaves.
And then there’s Morelos. He’s waiting for an offer from anyone, because he’s fed up with the SPL, and probably the club now. His attitude has never been great, and his most recent social media posts exalted his brilliance in the UCL, and ignored the fact the TEAM lost. Great player, but his heart isn’t in Govan and if a good offer arrives, he will be gone.
How does Stevie play his hand? He wants to keep all three, but his hands are tied. He has no aces up his sleeve and has already used the best cards he has.
It hasn’t been enough so far.
We’ll just have to wait and see what happens with these three.