Edmundson tells Latics he wants out
Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 28 May 2019
Athletic defender George Edmundson (right). Picture courtesy of Oldham Athletic/Eddie Garvey
George Edmundson looks set to leave Boundary Park after telling bosses at Oldham Athletic that he wants out and rejecting their latest offer of a new contract.
It’s perked the attention of a whole host of clubs keen to add the 21-year old to their squad ahead of the new season but it looks like former Scottish Champions Rangers remain the front runner for his signature.
Reports north of the border suggest the Ibrox club are preparing another bid for the defender, after having had one rejected by Latics already.
It’s understood a fee in the region of £500,000 would be enough to gain permission from Oldham Athletic to let George speak to any potential suitor but nobody has come close to that figure so far.
Edmundson, who still has a year on his current contract at Boundary Park, impressed during 54 games for the club last season and made it into the League Two team of the year in the process.
That alerted a number of clubs to the potential of the Oldham Athletic academy product with the likes of Preston North End, Sunderland and Stoke City among the clubs keeping an eye on the 21-year old.
So far Latics have been approached by Hull City, Scunthorpe United and Ranger who have all tabled offers for George but none of them have met Latics’ asking price.
It appears Edmundson’s time at Boundary Park is running out, just a question of who wins the race to sign him.
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