The Daily Express has claimed that Rangers are set to table an improved offer for Oldham Athletic defender George Edmundson worth £500,000, after having an initial offer rejected.
Edmundson, 21, has starred for Oldham this season, helping the fourth-tier English side avoid relegation to the National League. He made 54 appearances, scoring two goals and even creating five.
It saw Rangers table an offer worth £400,000 earlier this month, but that was rejected by Oldham – who were managed briefly by Paul Scholes earlier in the season.
Edmundson is keen to move north of the border to Rangers and has now handed in a transfer request, encouraging Rangers to make a second bid for the colossal defender. But it still well below Oldham’s asking price.
It is believed that Oldham want closer to £1million for the defender, with Portsmouth, Derby County and Stoke City also interested.
Oldham will have to admit to themselves that Edmundson is going to leave this summer. His contract expires in the summer of 2020, and they would be foolish not to cash in now.
Perhaps he is worth more than £500,000. But the longer the window goes on, the less Edmundson will be worth given that Rangers can sign him on a pre-contract next January.
A compromise will surely be met by Rangers and Oldham, in a move that is likely to work for all parties.