Alan Hutton has dropped a transfer claim on George Edmundson and his future at Rangers after developments of bids from south of the border.
The Lowdown: Bids in
According to Football Insider, the Light Blues have rejected a number of bids from clubs in England for Edmundson, and a source from the Glasgow outfit has shared that they are keen on taking advantage of him slipping down the pecking order at Ibrox.
Should Rangers sell Edmundson?
Edmundson only played in two matches under Steven Gerrard in the 2020/21 season before being shipped out on loan to Derby County in the January window (Transfermarkt).
The Latest: Hutton on Edmundson situation
Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton, who is now a pundit after playing as a right-back for both the Gers and Scotland, has claimed that they are in a strong position when it comes to Edmundson’s situation, and added that Rangers could still keep him if the right offer does not come in:
“They’re in a very strong position.
“Ultimately, there are two years left (on his contract) so they don’t have to sell him. He’s gone down to Derby and done really well. He got his name out there and his performances warrant the interest from other clubs.
“If you don’t get the money they’re looking for, whatever that may be, he can stay and try force his way back into Rangers.
“I know it’s not quite worked out to this point but this is the start of a new season. Everybody starts from fresh again so there’s an opportunity there.
“Rangers are very strong at the moment, they’ll be happy to hold on to him. However, if somebody comes in with the right offer, they have got cover at centre-half.”
The Verdict: Sell
Even though Edmundson did fairly well when he was on loan at the Rams in the EFL Championship, winning no fewer than 6.1 of his duels a game, while also averaging 3.5 clearances and 1.4 tackles per match (Sofascore), it is unclear whether he would have forced his way into Gerrard’s plans.
At 23 years of age, the Gers could also demand a decent fee for him, which could then be reinvested back into the squad.
Nonetheless, with the other central defenders available to Gerrard at Ibrox, Edmundson should be looking to further his footballing career elsewhere.
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