Leeds United and Kyle Bartley, a story that continues to drag on as the player enjoys his holidays with current Leeds favourite Luke Ayling. Leeds face competition from north of the border for Kyle Bartley, Rangers are keen on the player but look to have changed their focus to Connor Goldson of Brighton and Hove Albion.
Rangers is back with a third bid for Brighton & Hove defender Connor Goldson. The last bid of £2m was rejected but it now seems #RangersFC has gone back with a third bid for £2.8m including add-ons and incentives.
B.I. Goldson is a huge Liverpool fan.https://t.co/rijLQ3il5M
— The 4th Official (@Official_T4O) May 27, 2018
Leeds have made Bartley their number one priority this summer but complications arose when Swansea City were relegated after looking safe when Leeds had first shown interest in the player. Bartley wants the Leeds move and Swansea will sell but as they are now selling to a direct rival and the player is currently injured it makes things a bit tricky when negotiating a deal. Rangers have also shown interest in the player in recent weeks.
Steven Gerrard has taken over at Rangers and on June 1st he gets to work with plenty to do, Celtic winning the treble for the second time on the bounce juts last week and Aberdeen finishing in second place for the fourth season running. Rangers seem to have turned their attention to Brighton and Hove Albion centre-back Connor Goldson who is rated between £2 and £3 million according to reports.
Rangers are looking to spend some money with the likes of Oli McBurnie at the top of their transfer list, another player that Leeds have shown interest in with Paul Heckingbottom the man brining him to Barnsley earlier this season. McBurnie is now a full Scotland international and a huge Rangers fan anyway so the opportunity to go may well prove to be too much to turn down for the youngster. He was born in Leeds but the club seem to have turned their focus onto Hull City striker Abel Hernandez.
Rangers’ pursuit of Goldson may well signal the end in their interest for Kyle Bartley and give Leeds firm control in negotiations with Swansea City who won’t have abiding war on their hands. Bartley is a former player of both Leeds United and Rangers and it was thought that Rangers were trying to hijack the move to Leeds as the club (as always) are taking longer than most to get a deal over the line. Today’s news of Goldson may well mean Rangers know he’s on his way elsewhere.