Derby County are edging closer to completing a loan deal to sign Rangers defender George Edmundson according to Sky Sports.
Edmundson has found game time hard to come by in Steven Gerrard’s side, due to the defender struggling with injuries, as well as previous off-the-field problems.
Derby are clearly keen to add defensive cover to their team on Deadline Day, with Manchester United defender Teden Mengi set to sign for the club on loan as well.
The Rams are currently sat 18th in the Championship table after their opening 26 matches this term, and find themselves five points clear of the relegation zone heading into the second-half of this year’s campaign.
Edmundson has made 16 appearances in total for Rangers, since forcing his way into their first-team plans, after previously featuring for the club’s academy teams.
But with the recent arrival of Jack Simpson from AFC Bournemouth, that seems as though it’s only pushed Edmundson further down the pecking order at Ibrox.
It had previously been reported by Football Insider that Derby had opened talks with Edmundson over a potential loan move, but Sky Sports now claim that the defender is travelling to the Championship club ahead of a six-month loan deal, with a medical due to take place on Deadline Day.
Derby are set to return to action on Tuesday evening, when they take on relegation-threatened rivals Rotherham United at the New York Stadium.
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This is the ideal move for both parties involved.
Derby need additional depth in their defence in the second-half of this year’s campaign, and Edmundson will be eager to make a name for himself in senior football whilst out on loan from Rangers.
He’s likely to struggle for minutes with the Gers this season, especially now that they have recently signed Jack Simpson, which will only push Edmundson further down the pecking order in Steven Gerrard’s plans.
But he’s clearly a player that they’re keen to keep an eye on for the future, as they’re only willing to sanction a loan deal at this moment in time.