By Doug Ward

27th Jul, 2021 | 7:10am

Ipswich offer four-year deal to Rangers defender George Edmundson

George Edmundson is getting close to leaving Rangers for good after Ipswich had a bid accepted for the defender, according to TWTD.

The Ipswich news website reports that the English League One club has offered Edmundson, 23, a four-year deal to lure him to Portman Road.

It is understood that Edmundson has already left Scotland to discuss a deal with the Tractor Boys and confirmation of the deal could come soon.

About time

We’re not shocked to see Edmundson leaving Ibrox this summer.

In two years, he’s played just 17 times for the Gers and was sent out on loan to Derby last winter after breaking COVID protocol.

He was trying to break into Steven Gerrard’s plans yet showed a ridiculous lack of professionalism that has no doubt contributed to the end of his days as a Rangers player.

Edmundson was hardly impressive when he was on the pitch too.

Connor Goldson, Filip Helander, Leon Balogun and Nikola Katic are bound to be ahead of him in the pecking order next season while Jack Simpson was also more likely to be used by Gerrard than the ex-Oldham man.

Let’s face it, we’re a far better team now than when Edmundson arrived yet he hasn’t really shown the growth that we expected.

We’re sure that Ipswich are getting themselves a good signing because England’s third tier is a good level for the Manchester-born defender.

He has experience in that league already and although we hope he can get his career back on track at Ipswich, we doubt he’ll do much to make Rangers regret selling him.

In other Rangers news, Derek McInnes claims agents are working on getting this player out of Ibrox.