Connor Goldson has announced the reason he hasn’t signed a new contract is because ‘it has to be right’.
The defender, the centre of attention over a 10+ month negotiation regarding a new deal, spoke for the first proper time about the situation, and said he has a baby on the way, wants to stay at Ibrox, but it has to be right for his family.
Which, if we’re absolutely completely honest, sounds like for polite talk for he wants more money.
Goldson has already been offered a nice contract, from May we understand, and we can’t fathom why a man, settled in Scotland with a nice house and family, would struggle to figure out if the deal was ‘right’ for him and his brood when everything’s been cushy up till now.
Furthermore, Goldson further confused the pot by saying he wants to stay and not only be remembered for 55, but for 56 and 57, in what sounds like deeply mixed messages to both the Rangers board and the fans.
It’s true supporters have lost a lot of patience for the CB, with the majority of club social media posts being greeted with derisory replies from fans asking them to announce his contract, but still the situation rumbles on.
He says he wants it fixed sooner rather than later, and yet he and only he has the power to sign.
The arrival of a child makes absolutely no difference, frankly.
Lee Wallace was in fact said to have remained at Ibrox in 2012 in part because his other half was expecting. For Goldson to use that as a reason he might not remain is a bit odd.
The whole thing is borderline strange, and we’re not even going to say ‘hopefully it resolves soon’ because our patience also ran out some time ago.