The Daily Express have claimed that George Edmundson has rejected the chance to extend his contract at English League Two side Oldham Athletic, amid reported Rangers interest.
Edmundson, 21, has shone for Oldham this season, playing 54 times in all competitions. From centre-back, he scored two goals, laid on five assists and helped his side keep a huge 16 clean sheets.
The report claims Rangers had a £400,000 offer turned down last week, but Oldham may now look to cash in on Edmundson after their contract offer was rejected by the young star.
Rangers are not the only side to have a bid rejected for Edmundson. Championship team Hull City and League One outfit Peterborough United are also said to have offers turned down. Wigan, Stoke and Derby are also keen.
It is also believed that Edmundson is ‘keen on a move to Ibrox’, but that Rangers are refusing to become embroiled in a bidding war for the impressive defender. It remains to be seen if the Gers will increase their offer.
Edmundson is a strong, mature centre-back that played to a quality expected of someone much his senior last season. For less than £1million, he is a top signing.
At Rangers, he would hardly be first choice. Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson are certainly the two that are expected to start the 2019-20 campaign together, but Edmundson will learn.
The odd appearance here and there and the youngster could certainly become one of Rangers’ centre-backs for years to come. Whether he reaches his potential, is another question.