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Rangers: Gerrard must not let George Edmundson slip through his fingers

Rangers: Gerrard must not let George Edmundson slip through his fingers

While Steven Gerrard did a relatively good job in his first season which saw them score 82 goals in the Scottish Premiership (their most in three years), clearly more needs to be done.

Obviously, goals aren’t the only thing needed to win you the league but, with the likes of Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe in the squad, attention must turn to the defence. To that end, Gerrards’s been eying Oldham Athletic’s young George Edmundson to potentially strengthen his defence, but might face a blow on those hopes. According to Football Insider, Portsmouth and Peterborough have also had their bids accepted for the 21-year-old, potentially setting up a tug-of-war for the promising youngster.

Now considering that Edmundson was a regular for Oldham and helped them keep 15 clean-sheets (stats Transfermarkt) last season, one can see why Gerrard’s apparently so eager in him. Described as an old-fashioned centre-back who loves to tackle, is strong aerially and comfortable on the ball by former Oldham man Lee Croft (via Daily Record), he looks to have the natural tools to help the Light Blues in 2019/20.

With all those qualities, he can potentially fit into Gerrard’s encouraging system really well and form a formidable partnership to secure the Gers’ long-time defensive worries with the commendable Nikola Katic, who also helped Rangers keep 15 clean-sheets. Joe Worral has returned to Nottingham Forest, so winning this potential transfer battle could be a great thing for the future of the club’s rearguard.

Considering that Chris Sutton also reckoned on BT Sports Periscope in May that the 6’3 towering centre-half is a good fit for Rangers, Gerrard’s side must go-for-broke here.

Rangers fans, do you think Edmundson can be a clever signing for the future? Join the discussion by commenting below…

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