Noel Whelan believes George Edmundson has played his last game for Glasgow Rangers and will therefore leave the club this summer.
The Lowdown: Edmundson in the bad books
Edmundson put himself in Steven Gerrard’s bad books when he broke coronavirus regulations to attend a house party towards the end of 2020 – both he and Jordan Jones ended up receiving a seven-game as a result (BBC).
The 23-year-old was soon out of the door at Ibrox – he spent the second half of the season on loan at Derby County in the Championship.
The Latest: On his way out
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan believes Edmundson’s career at Rangers is finished. He said:
“It was an easy sale when he got himself into bother.
“He put himself in the shop window. Not through any performances but when you are ill-disciplined and you let the club down there is a good chance you’re going to be sold.
“Money for a player you don’t want to have is fantastic. I think it’s best for both parties that he does leave in the summer.
“I don’t think he has any hope of playing for Rangers again, he blew that opportunity. He brought the club into disrepute.
“I don’t think Rangers will stand in his way and they have more than enough cover in his position.”
The Verdict: Hard to disagree
It is hard to disagree with Whelan in this case. Edmundson made 16 appearances for the Gers during the 2019/20 campaign, his first at the club, but even before his ban, he played just twice for the 55-time Scottish champions in all competitions last time out (Transfermarkt) – he was never really a major part of Gerrard’s plans.
Should Rangers sell Edmundson?
Valued at £450,000 (Transfermarkt) and with two years left on his contract, the Gers should at least be able to bring in a six-figure fee if they were to sell Edmundson. Given he appears to have no future at Ibrox, that would represent a good piece of business for Ross Wilson and co.
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