Transfer Focus: Rangers target Edmundson needs to be upgrade on Worrall or there’s no point in deal

Rangers are keen on signing Oldham Athletic defender George Edmundson and Steven Gerrard has held personal talks with the player, according to Football Insider.

What’s the story?

It’s no secret that the Gers will be on the hunt for defensive reinforcements in the upcoming transfer window with Joe Worrall heading back to parent club Nottingham Forest and Gareth MacAuley set to exit Ibrox after the expiration of his contract.

Gerrard badly needs competition for Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic and this latest report suggests he’s closing in on sealing the deal for Edmundson.

The website reckon the Ibrox boss has held face-to-face talks with the 21-year-old in an attempt to convince him his future lies in Glasgow rather than a lower league team down south.

The kind of signing Rangers need?

Well the jury is out on that one and only people who watch Oldham regularly will know the answer.

On the face of it, the potential move isn’t the most inspiring for Gers fans, especially when they consider the season that Joe Worrall has had at Ibrox.

Worrall is just a few months older than Edmundson and has played more games at a higher level than the Oldham man, spending two seasons in the English Championship with Nottingham Forest before making the switch to Rangers.

Edmundson has only really been a regular this season down in League Two.

If the reported target does not offer the Gers squad more quality than Worrall, who hasn’t been the most popular player this season by any means, then frankly there isn’t much point to his signing.

Ibrox supporters will be hoping the scouts have found a hidden gem.