Oldham Athletic have confirmed that highly-rated defender George Edmundson has completed his move to Rangers.
The 21-year-old has joined Rangers on a four-year deal, for an undisclosed fee and becomes Steven Gerrard’s sixth signing of the summer.
Edmundson was the standout player for Oldham last season and scored two goals in 54 appearances in all competitions for the League two club.
Rangers have finally been able to sign him, after seeing several offers for the defender rejected by Oldham.
Edmundson handed expressed his desire to leave Boundary Park, by handing in a transfer request and turning down a new long-term contract offer from Oldham, after the club rejected a bid of £500,000 from Rangers.
The Daily Record claim that the transfer fee for Emundson is £650,000.
Edmundson is a very promising player and he could turn out to be a great singing for Rangers.
It’s a major blow for Oldham to lose a player with his potential and they may struggle to find a good replacement for him.
I’m sure Oldham fans will be disappointed to see him leave the club, but this was always likely to happen sooner or later, especially after he handed in a transfer request.
You can’t blame Edmundson for wanting to join a huge club like Rangers and he will be very excited by the prospect of the chance to play for one of the biggest clubs in Britain.