Rangers are the latest club to be linked with George Edmundson. According to The Daily Mail, Rangers will compete with Stoke City, Hull City, Fleetwood Town and Sunderland for the Oldham Athletic defender.
The Gers need a new centre-back. With Joe Worrall returning to Nottingham Forest after his loan and Gareth McAuley’s contract expiring, this is a priority for Steven Gerrard.
He could be looking to bring in two new central defenders this summer. And one of those could be 6ft 3in youngster Edmundson.
The 21-year-old has already played 79 first-team games for the Latics and he has been a key part of their squad this season.
But after Oldham’s mid-table finish in the English fourth-tier, Edmundson is keen to test himself at a higher level. Rangers could offer him a chance to try his luck in Scotland.
Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic are Gerrard’s top two choices in central defence. But Edmundson is a bright talent who could compete for a starting spot in the near future.
Here is a selection of tweets from Rangers fans discussing the possibility of bringing Edmundson to Ibrox.
A signing from English League Two is pretty underwhelming if I’m being honest.
— Kevin Wakeham (@KWRFC1995) May 13, 2019
So far Rangers transfer bussness –
Jordan Jones – Free
Jake Hastie – Free
Ongoing Greg Stewart – Free
Steven Davis – Free
Rumoured George Edmundson – £450,000
Not bad way to start rebuilding for next season ?
— Pendy.G.R.F.C.? (@pendy_c) May 13, 2019
The link to George Edmundson is an interesting one in that he’s still very young at 21 but has played a decent amount of football at different levels of the game in England (Oldham Athletic, Ramsbottom United, Alfreton Town & AFC Fylde) might be one that they see development in.
— Willy (@SpatestonBear2) May 13, 2019
Rangers are reportedly closing in on signing centre-back George Edmundson from Oldham, in what could be a masterstroke of a move by director of football Mark Allen.
— Rangers news (@Rang1872_) May 14, 2019
This is an interesting one
— ?? (@Adamkean1872) May 13, 2019
Would be a good signing especially since Worrall and MacAuley are leaving.
— Curtis ?? (@1872Curtis) May 13, 2019