Oldham Athletic say yes to Rangers over Edmundson

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 20 June 2019

There are now three teams trying to tempt George Edmundson away from Oldham Athletic after Rangers had a bid accepted by bosses at Boundary Park.

After three bids were rejected previously for the defender, it looks like Rangers could have inched closer to finally getting their man thanks to a bid thought to be in the region of £650,000 was accepted.

It means the Ibrox club joins Peterborough United and Portsmouth as sides who have had bids accepted for the 21-year old, who shown last season during his 54-appearances which caught the eye of many potential suitors.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is said to be very keen to sign Edmundson and add him to his squad as they prepare to challenge the dominance of Celtic who are coming off the back of winning three trophies in Scotland for the third season in a row.

The Oldham Evening Chronicle understands if it comes down to a straight fight between Peterborough, Portsmouth and Rangers for his signature, Edmundson is likely to pick the former Scottish Champions who will be able to offer him European football in the form of the Europa League.

Indeed, it was Edmundson, who still has a year left on his contract, who was given a VIP tour of the Glasgow club’s training facilities and stadium earlier in the off-season and even asked Abdallah Lemsagam if he would accept a lesser bid from Rangers so he could move.

That plea was rejected at the Oldham Athletic owner at the time but it appears Rangers have come back with an offered acceptable to Mr Lemsagam.


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