Albion Defender Joins Scottish Giants Rangers

After much speculation in recent weeks, Connor Goldson has left Brighton and Hove Albion for Glasgow Rangers.

The 25-year old links up with the Scottish side, managed by former Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard, on a four-year deal.

Goldson joined Albion from Shrewsbury Town in August 2015 and made 42 appearances in all competitions in his time at the Amex. 

The defender missed a large part of Albion's promotion campaign after a routine cardiac screening revealed that he had a swollen aorta in early 2017 and underwent preventative heart surgery in March that year.

Goldson made his Premier League debut against Watford last December, however he was limited to three appearances in the top flight last season due to the form and fitness of Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy.

He becomes the second Albion player to head to Ibrox this summer, with winger Jamie Murphy's initial loan move to Rangers being made permanent last month.

On Goldson's departure, manager Chris Hughton said, "Connor has done extremely well for the club in the three years he has been here, but he wants to play regular senior football, and at this stage we cannot give him that guarantee.

"Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy were exceptional last season, and very consistent in the central defensive positions, which left Connor with very limited opportunities, and I totally understand his position and desire to want to play regular football.

"He has been a great professional and a pleasure to work with - and he has shown a great mental strength to come through a very tough time after he underwent crucial heart surgery just over a year ago.

"On behalf of everyone at the Albion, I would like to thank Connor for his time at the club and wish him all the very best for the future at Glasgow Rangers."

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