Rangers have joined the race to sign Peterborough United defender Ronnie Edwards amid interest from West Ham United and Bournemouth.

That is according to a report from BBC Sport, who claim that Rangers are keen to bring Edwards to Ibrox.

It’s stated that Premier League duo Bournemouth and West Ham United are also keen on Edwards having spotted his potential at Peterborough.

Edwards, 20, has long been considered a top talent and has made a number of appearances for England at youth level.

Formerly of Barnet, Edwards isn’t the tallest defender at just 5ft 11in tall but has proven to be very talented on the ball.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson has previously called Edwards an ‘incredible talent’ having witnessed his development at Peterborough.

Rangers may now have been attracted to Edwards too but a move to sign him before the transfer deadline would be a surprise…

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Ronnie Edwards not quite what Rangers need right now

Rangers have brought in one centre back this summer with Leon Balogun returning to the club as an experienced head.

Beale appears to have been interested in signing a left-footed defender with Jonathan Panzo and Auston Trusty both wanted.

Panzo links have gone quiet and Trusty has instead joined Sheffield United, so the centre back rumours have calmed down a little of late.

Seeing Rangers add another right-footed defender would be a huge surprise given that Beale already has Balogun, Connor Goldson and John Souttar.

Then there is Leon King too, another right-footed centre back whose development could be impacted if Edwards arrives.

Edwards is an impressive prospect but just not really what Rangers need right now unless there are some surprise exits to come.

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