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Shrewsbury could be set for windfall as Steven Gerrard's Rangers eye Connor Goldson

By Lewis Cox | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published:

Shrewsbury Town could be set for a substantial six-figure windfall if former defender Connor Goldson joins Rangers.

Connor Goldson

The 25-year-old, who moved to Brighton three summers ago, has already been the subject of two failed bids from the Scottish giants and is reported to be top of boss Steven Gerrard’s wanted list.

Brighton are thought to be demanding at least £3million for Goldson and Town would be in line to benefit if a fee can be agreed, thanks to a 20 per cent sell-on clause inserted in the deal which saw Goldson leave for the south coast in 2015.

James Collins, who played with the centre-back at Shrewsbury, believes his former team-mate would be interested in a move north of the border.

Collins, who is currently with League One new boys, said: “If someone like Steven Gerrard comes knocking on your door and is desperate to sign you, then it will turn your head and you will certainly want to have a look at what is on offer.

“He is a Brighton player for now but if the chance comes for Connor to go to Rangers then I am sure he would jump at it.”

Centre-back Goldson rose through the ranks at Shrewsbury, going on to make more than 100 appearances and playing a part in the League Two promotion campaigns of 2012 and 2015.

He made 29 appearances in his first season with the Seagulls but then spent nine months out of the game, after undergoing heart surgery in March last year. Goldson went on to make three Premier League appearances last term.

Teenage goalkeeper Cameron Gregory has, meanwhile, signed his first professional deal with Town.

Gregory enjoyed a standout campaign in the club’s youth team and has put pen to paper on a one-year deal, with an additional year option.

Lewis Cox

By Lewis Cox
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @lewiscox_star

Sports reporter with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Covering Shrewsbury Town and with a keen eye for non-league and grassroots.

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