Clint Hill has claimed that his current side were keen on signing George Edmundson before his move to Rangers in the summer, and suggested that the defender is a helluva talent, in comments reported by the Evening Times.
Edmundson arrived at Ibrox in a £650,000 deal in the summer, according to the Evening Times. He initially had to bide his time waiting for a proper chance. The 22-year-old predominantly featured in the Europa League qualifiers and came off the bench on a handful of occasions.
But Edmundson was handed his first league start against Hamilton before the international break. And the youngster provided a glimpse of his potential with an excellent performance.
Gers cult-hero Hill suggested that the Ibrox faithful have every reason to be excited about Edmundson’s prospects as he shared how his Fleetwood Town side were one of the teams to miss out during the previous window.
“Young Edmundson has come in from Oldham and he’s a helluva talent. We looked at him,” he said, as reported by the Evening Times.“We watched him quite a lot. I’m at Fleetwood with Joe now and he was someone we targeted.
“Over a number of matches we looked at him and thought he had the ability to kick right on. Obviously, when Rangers come knocking on the door for a player, everyone else gets swept to the side.
“He’s a great size and yet he’s confident on the ball. He’s good in the air and also reads the game well.
“He has all of those fundamentals that you look for in a centre-half.”
While he has only made a handful of appearances so far, Edmundson deserves some credit as Rangers are yet to concede a goal while he has been on the pitch.
His versatility could also prove to be beneficial to Steven Gerrard. He appeared to feature in a holding role when he came on against Aberdeen last month.
It was an excellent cameo. And he now appears to have moved himself alongside Filip Helander and Nikola Katic in the pecking order having probably been below the pair previously.