Connor Goldson has told the Daily Record he is desperate for Rangers to keep loanees Ryan Kent and Joe Worrall at least for next season, after excellent campaigns on loan at Ibrox.
Goldson was one of 15 summer signings brought to Ibrox by Steven Gerrard. He joined the club from Premier League side Brighton for a fee thought to be in the region of £3.5million.
Kent and Worrall followed soon after from Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, respectively. Kent has won the Young Player of the Season award, while Worrall has impressed on the big occasion – especially in the 1-0 win over Celtic.
Both are without a permanent clause in their current contract and are expected to return to their parent clubs. But Goldson has urged Rangers to do their utmost to keep both players, even if it is on loan once again.
“I hope Joe comes back for another season and we’d definitely like Ryan to stay as well,” Goldson said. “The squad the manager has built this year has done really well and I feel we are just a few parts away from being successful.”
Signing both players permanently would be expensive. Ryan Kent is valued at £12million by Liverpool according to the Liverpool Echo, while in January 2018, Worrall was the subject of an £11.5million offer from Burnley.
Worrall is hardly worth that figure anymore. Of the two players, the defender is more likely to rejoin Rangers. But Forest manager Martin O’Neill has stated that Worrall will definitely be a part of his plans.
So, Worrall looks like he will be used by Forest next season, while Rangers are hardly going to afford Kent. Goldson’s desire to see both players in Light Blue again may not be fulfilled.