Ipswich Town have confirmed the signing of Rangers centre-back George Edmundson, with the 23-year-old arriving at Portman Road on a four-year deal.
Edmundson had found himself out in the cold at Ibrox since his seven-game suspension for breaching Covid-19 rules back in November and despite having the opportunity to impress manager Steven Gerrard in pre-season, he has opted to move south of the border and return to England once again.
The defender, who can also play as a central midfielder, graduated through Oldham Athletic’s youth system before moving to Rangers in 2019, but struggled to make a lasting impact in Scotland and was loaned out to Derby County in February this year after serving his suspension.
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He made ten appearances in the Championship for the Rams and scored in their vital 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town to keep them afloat in the second tier. With this, Wayne Rooney’s side were said to be keen on taking the 23-year-old back to Pride Park for another loan spell.
However, Paul Cook’s Ipswich Town have swooped in and taken advantage of the second-tier side’s transfer embargo by getting a permanent deal wrapped up quickly. The fee is reported to be in the region of £1m.
After seeing their ninth arrival of the summer come in, let’s take a look at how Ipswich Town fans have reacted to this latest development with the centre-back set to be a key part of Cook’s plans next term.
Big signing this!!!!! 🤯😍
— Marc Harris (@MarcHarrisITFC) July 27, 2021
What a signing #baller
— Tractor Boy (@TractorFromNFK) July 27, 2021
— Owen Spink (@SpinkOwen) July 27, 2021
Things you love to see
— Harry Jaye (@HarryJaye) July 27, 2021
Really happy with this, yet to reach peak at 23 & has good resale value if promoted.
Physically very impressive; 6ft3, a strong frame & also quick over longer distances.
Good on the ball as well, he’s able to carry it & can hit switches of play.https://t.co/6HHodwTHHN#ITFC https://t.co/eoXtXk2wdg
— ITFC Analytics (@ITFCAnalytics) July 27, 2021
Just hand us the League now tbh… https://t.co/j4qXl5jQAX
— Shaun Landymore (@ShaunLandymore) July 27, 2021
— Justin (@Justin__Herbert) July 27, 2021
— Harrison Yates (@hazza_yates) July 27, 2021