Rangers defender George Edmundson has agreed a deal to join Ipswich Town – but there are mixed reports regarding the nature of the deal.
The centre-back has signed a four-year deal at Portman Road and according to both clubs, joins the Tractor Boys via an “undisclosed” fee.
✍️ Our ninth summer signing.
— Ipswich Town FC (@IpswichTown) July 27, 2021
Edmundson moves on from Ibrox after two years at the club following a reported £650k transfer from Oldham Athletic in 2019.
According to the Daily Record, the initial transfer fee has been set at £1m but the Gers will receive more should George, 23, help Ipswich to promotion from League One.
There is also some confusion regarding how much Rangers paid for Edmundson in 2019, with that £650k fee being quoted as £800k by the Record.
That’s despite the fact the earlier fee quoted was widely reported at the time.
The Record are also adamant the Gers have turned a profit on the defender despite claims that Oldham Athletic have a 20% sell-on fee [Oldham Times].
Ipswich were also not the only side interested in signing George this summer, with Peterborough United sporting director Barry Fry claiming his side were priced out of a move.
Peterborough may play in the Championship, but they were unwilling to meet Rangers’ reported £1.5m demands for the player.
“We were interested in Edmundson, but they wanted £1.5 million for a player who hardly played for them and who spent last season on loan at Derby,” said Fry [Peterborough Telegraph]
“That interest didn’t last long.”
All this would certainly suggest that there is more than meets the eye with regards this deal but whatever the case we wish George all the best going forward.
The defender made 17 appearances in total for Rangers, scoring twice, including once in the Europa League last 16 in a 3-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen at Ibrox.
Ipswich must’ve presented Rangers with a suitable deal amid reports the Ibrox club turned down numerus approaches from English clubs for the player.