Shrewsbury Town to receive six-figure sum after Connor Goldson's move to Rangers
Shrewsbury Town are to receive a substantial six-figure windfall after Connor Goldson's move from Brighton to Rangers.
The 25-year-old centre-half has signed for Steven Gerrard's side for a fee of around £3million, on a four-year deal.
Salop inserted a clause to receive 20 per cent of any sell-on profit when he joined the Seagulls for near £700,000 in 2015, meaning they will get around half a million pounds.
On joining the Ibrox outfit, Goldson – who underwent heart surgery last year – said: "I am just pleased to finally get it done and to get the chance to showcase my abilities at a massive club with a huge fanbase.
"I probably could have stayed at Brighton. They weren’t really desperate for me to go but I think at this stage, at 25-years-old and with the operation I obviously had, it just made me hungrier to want to play football.
"That put a lot of things in perspective and one of those things was to just play as much as I could.
"Every time I have been given a chance to play I have always done well. I am a player who has always played, apart from in the last two years.
“Those two years have been tough for me personally but now I have the opportunity to get back playing every week and show what I can do."
In his final season with Town, Goldson won Shrewsbury player of the year, the players' player of the year going and was named in the League Two team of the season.
The Wolverhampton-born stopper made a total of 106 appearances for Salop, scoring eight goals.
He added: "Steven Gerrard had a massive influence on my decision to sign.
"When he first spoke to me I didn’t really know what I was doing, there were a few clubs interested in me in the Championship and I didn’t really know what to do.
"We spoke quite a lot over the summer and it got to the point where I sat down with my family and I thought it was the right decision to make for myself and for them.
"For us all to be happy and for me to be playing football every week at a huge club."