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George Edmundson swoop would give Rangers foundation for success

George Edmundson swoop would give Rangers foundation for success - Opinion

What a fantastic job Steven Gerrard has done so far at Ibrox. His first season failed to yield any trophies, but that was not what it was going to be about in his first season in senior management. Instead, laying the foundations was key, and now he looks to be making headway in the transfer market ahead of yet another campaign.

For the Ibrox faithful to grow, Gerrard knows what needs to be done. Bringing in young players to build for the future is key, and with Joe Worrall set to return to Nottingham Forest after his season-long loan and Gareth McAuley leaving Ibrox at the end of his contract, bringing a new central defender will be high on Gerrard’s priority list. That’s where this Football Insider report of a move for George Edmundson comes in.

The young Oldham defender has shown to be one of the brightest young defenders in the entire EFL this season. At the age of 21-years-old and standing at six foot three inches tall, the colossus has shown a touch of class every time he’s taken to the pitch in the English fourth division. Now, though, he could be set to trade in Leyton Orient and Salford City away for a run in Europe with a move to Ibrox.

There isn’t a lot that Oldham will be able to do about losing the youngster either. The impressive defender is contracted at the club until summer 2020 and with little chance of a new deal being struck considering the interest in Edmundson, it seems unlikely that the Boundary Park star will be hanging around past this summer. Whether he leaves for Rangers or not is still up in the air though.

Rangers are being rivalled for Edmundson’s signature by League One club Peterborough United but with the Scottish giants the clear favourites to land his signature you’d have to put your money on Gerrard being able to convince the defender to move to Ibrox. At the age of just 21, the Oldham man could be a Gers’ icon for years to come, and this would be mightily impressive swoop for Gerrard to pull off.

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