Lee Croft, a former teammate of Rangers transfer target George Edmundson, reckons he’d be an excellent signing at Ibrox, as reported by The Daily Record.
The Scottish Sun reported this week that the Gers were interested in the Oldham Athletic defender, to the extent he has even been given a VIP tour of the training centre at Auchenhowie.
A regular with the League Two club, he appears ready to make the next step in his career and former St Johnstone star Croft reckons he could be a big hit in Glasgow.
As quoted by The Daily Record, he said:
I’d say he’s quite an old-fashioned type of centre half, he’s strong in the air, loves a tackle, but he’s came on a lot on the ball as well. He’s still only 21, which is young for centre backs, so there is a lot of potential there as well.
To be honest, I thought he would have gone sooner as there has been a lot of talk about him for a good while.
There was talk about Sunderland maybe 18 months ago and it was only a matter of time before he made the step up, whether it’s Rangers of anywhere else. He’s a big talent so not surprised he’s getting noticed.
I’ve got no doubts whatsoever he can cut it in Scotland – 100 percent. I know there are huge demands for players when they are at clubs like Rangers or Celtic, where there are 50-odd thousand watching you every week.
Rangers are a massive club but I’m sure he could go in to that environment and hold his own. It would be a superb move for him.
Rangers are on the hunt for a centre-half or two this summer with Joe Worrall heading back to parent club Nottingham Forest and Gareth MacAuley’s contract set to expire.
Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic look like a solid pairing but competition never hurts and we need serious depth if we are to compete across four competitions next term.
Edmundson may not have played at a high level but it’s clear he comes with strong recommendations and as a fairly budget risk-free signing it’d be an interesting move.