Speculation linking Brighton defender Connor Goldson with a switch to Scottish side Rangers isn’t exactly new, but it appears that it’s almost a foregone conclusion at this stage.
Not only do we now have a potentially telling Instagram post from Anthony Knockaert – Click Here.
It reads ‘All the best my brother @connorgoldson’, we are also now getting proper details about the potential deal.
The Argus were one of many to report some more concrete details thrashed out and agreed between both clubs.
All the reports were broadly similar on details, and whilst that doesn’t imply accuracy, it usually means there is a greater chance of it.
The initial fee is said to be in excess of £3million, the hedge bet is £3.5million and it’s said the overall deal for the 25-year-old former Shrewsbury Town player will be at minimum £5million when all the clauses are factored in.
Given we signed him back in August 2015 for a fee reported to be between £600,000 and £750,000 thousand, that obviously represents a massive uplift in profit for the club. Even when you allow for the 20% sell on fee we apparently agreed with his former club.
It seems with Goldson heading out, Brighton can now better progress the speculated move for Reading’s Liam Moore and we are supposed to have a bid in for Sunderland’s Paddy McNair.
With game time an issue for the player, this deal seems to make all the sense in the world for both parties and he’d no doubt depart with the well wishes of everyone.