Rangers newbie George Edmundson has revealed he only had eyes on heading to Glasgow this summer.
Steven Gerrard’s side had to fight off plenty of competition to sign Edmundson from Oldham Athletic this summer.
Peterborough United were strongly linked with the player. The Daily Record reported that Portsmouth were also keen, with the League One side having a £600,000 bid accepted for the young defender.
However, Edmundson has told the Scottish Sun this weekend that he was only prepared to leave Oldham for one club – Rangers.
“It was an easy one to sign here. There were a few clubs interested but as soon as I got the call that Rangers were interested there was only one place I wanted to come.
“There were a few days when I thought it might not happen but I was happy with my decision.
“I told Oldham that Rangers was the place I wanted to go. If bids came in from elsewhere I didn’t want to go there, it was always Rangers.”
Edmundson, who also commented on his love for Ibrox manager Gerrard, eventually got his wish. As reported by the BBC, Rangers eventually agreed a £700,000 deal with Oldham for the 21-year-old defender.
The new recruits comments will undoubtedly be loved by Rangers fans. It also goes to show that Ibrox, and Rangers’ illustrious history, is still a huge lure for potential new recruits. The recent signing of Filip Helander is another sign of that Rangers appeal.
Hopefully, Edmundson can help take Rangers back to their former heights this season.