Lee McCulloch hopeful Gerrard will bring Goldson to Ibrox, believes his value could soar

Lee McCulloch of Rangers celebrates after he scores during the Scottish Championship League Match between Rangers and Dumbarton, at Ibrox Stadium on August 23, 2014 Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers are reportedly close to bringing Connor Goldson to Ibrox.

Connor Goldson of Brighton in action during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at Amex Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Brighton, England.

Former Rangers captain Lee McCulloch has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he hopes to see Brighton and Hove Albion defender Connor Goldson arrive at Ibrox.

The Gers tied up their fourth new face of the summer earlier today, as Croatian defender Nikola Katic arrived from Slaven Belupo, boosting Steven Gerrard's options at the back.

Katic joins Allan McGregor, Scott Arfield and Ovie Ejaria at Ibrox, whilst Jamie Murphy has made his loan move from Brighton permanent after a strong spell at Ibrox.

Connor Goldson of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates scoring his side's second goal with Beram Kayal during the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Brighton and Hove Albion v Coventry...

Now, Rangers are expected to seal another deal with Brighton, as defender Connor Goldson is expected tp leave the Premier League club for a move to Glasgow.

Goldson, 25, has played more than 40 times for the Seagulls since his 2015 move from hometown club Shrewsbury, but whilst he has overcome a heart defect to return to action, the arrival of Leon Balogun at the Amex Stadium means he will move on.

The Daily Record report that Goldson is expected to complete a medical with Rangers later this week ahead of a £3million move, with Gerrard seemingly viewing Goldson and Katic as a potential centre back pairing.

Now, former Rangers captain Lee McCulloch has offered his view on Goldson, telling the Glasgow Evening Times that he is 'hopeful' that the centre back will arrive at Ibrox soon, praising the board for backing Gerrard with funds.

Lee McCulloch of Rangers celebrates after he scores during the Scottish Championship League Match between Rangers and Dumbarton, at Ibrox Stadium on August 23, 2014 Glasgow, Scotland.

McCulloch added that Goldson is exactly the profile of player that Rangers need, as at 25 he still has room to grow and could be worth double the money in a matter of years.

“I think everyone is quite excited about the new season and hopefully Connor Goldson will join up as well,” said McCulloch. “At around £3million, he is certainly a significant signing for Rangers. You have to say fair play to the board for backing the manager in that way.”

“At 25, Goldson fits the profile of player we should be looking at and there is a potential resale value there. That is something we haven’t had recently. If he does well, he could be worth double the money we are paying for him. He is still young so there should be more to come from him,” he added.

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