By Pranav Shahaney

25th Jul, 2021 | 2:26pm

Report: Ipswich Town offer permanent deal for Rangers defender George Edmundson

Ipswich Town have reportedly offered Rangers defender George Edmundson a permanent exit from the Ibrox this summer by handing him the chance to sign a three-year deal with them.

According to The Daily Record, the English League One outfit are pushing forward in their quest to sign the 23-year-old defender this summer.

Edmundson is not understood to be high on Steven Gerrard’s pecking order of defenders at the Ibrox and could be shown the door if the right offer is on the table for his services.

Derby County are also admirers of the centre-back, but their dire financial situation means that they can only sign him on loan this summer, something that Rangers are not entertaining, at the moment.

Time to cash in

The 23-year-old may not be the finished product and could end up being a revelation in the English footballing pyramid, but he hasn’t developed at the level he should have at Rangers, and we’re delighted to be seeing the back of him.

There’s a certain level that youngsters and fringe players should be reaching after every season before they’re deemed surplus by clubs.

After Nikola Katic’s return from injury, Edmundson has further slipped down the pecking order at the club and was even loaned out for the second half of last season when he impressed Derby County boss Wayne Rooney.

Gerrard referred to Edmundson as ‘faultless’ after he made his senior league debut [Glasgow Times], but unfortunately, since then he hasn’t progressed at the level we thought he would.

While he may prefer moving to Pride Park this summer, having already spent a fair share of time there, a move to Ipswich seems the likelier option, at the moment.

It’s good that we’re demanding a transfer fee and not a loan as we should be looking to cash in on the 23-year-old.

He’s only got a couple of years left on his deal and he would go for far less next summer than what we can really expect from his sale in the coming weeks.

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