Rangers bids to dethrone Celtic


Rangers just had another bid turned down for Connor Goldson by Brighton.

According to a report by Argus, Sevco tendered an offer worth £1.5 for the defender as Steven Gerrard seeks to find a solution to his defensive crisis to bridge the gap between his side and Scottish champions Celtic, but the bid was rebuffed.

The Argus reported:

The Scottish giants had an opening offer of around £1.5 million turned down last week as new boss Steven Gerrard tries to build a squad to close the gap on big rivals Celtic.

Rangers have returned with another bid which The Argus understands is still well short of the Seagulls’ valuation of Goldson.

Goldson appeared in three EPL games for Brighton last season with the south coast club well aware of the dire state of finances at Ibrox.

In January, Gerard tried to bring Jamie Murphy to Glasgow with no down payment but had the deal evaded with a loan move agreed instead.

Since then Dave King’s company were forced to turn to Close Brothers to keep their season moving.

So far despite the Gerrard Revolution getting huge hype, Rangers are still yet to spend any transfer fees.

Rangers’ director of football Mark Allen signed Scott Arfield and Allan McGregor as a free agent with out of contract Kenny Miller the only departure.