Rangers star Connor Goldson may not be putting his body online for the club, says Aston Villa hero Gabby Agbonlahor
CONNOR GOLDSON may not put his body on the line for the Rangers when the title race heats up, Gabby Agbonlahor believes.
The defender aims to help his team defend their title and win their first silver coin under Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
But his current contract is pending at the end of the season as it stands and he will be free to negotiate a pre-contract with another club next month.
Aston Villa hero Agbonlahor can understand why Goldson might not want to sign an extension with Rangers.
But he believes it could cause the defender not to be ready to put his body on the line for Ibrox’s side in the final stages of the campaign.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “I can take it from the player, he thinks’ I don’t want to sign, I want to get more money elsewhere.
“If he then leaves for free, he will make even more money, so I can understand that from a player’s point of view.
“From a club’s point of view, what they would get in terms of fees from him would be so minimal anyway that they might as well use it until the end of the season.
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“I can see it both from the club’s point of view and from the player’s point of view.
“As a player, it’s a bet you have to take.
“You could hurt yourself badly and be in a bad situation, but I think players in that situation might not launch into tackles as viciously as you do when you have the security of a contract.
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“It might affect his performance. In those last six or seven games, I don’t see him going into those tackles when there is a chance of injury.
“There is certainly a risk that I wouldn’t want to take, but if it does happen and you don’t hurt yourself, it’s a risk worth taking.”
Goldson has always been around for the Rangers this season and has already made 31 appearances in all competitions.
Van Bronckhorst won’t want to lose a player who has played an influential role for the club so easily.
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