HITC Sport understands several English and Scottish Premiership sides are chasing Plymouth defender Ryan Edwards on a free transfer.

Plymouth Argyle’s Ryan Edwards is a free agent this summer

A host of League One and Scottish Premiership sides are lining up moves for highly-rated Plymouth Argyle defender Ryan Edwards this summer, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Central defender Edwards has been one of Plymouth’s shining lights despite their relegation from League One this season and he is one of the best free agents in the Football League this summer.

The former Blackburn Rovers youngster made 38 appearances in all competitions for Plymouth and proved himself as a commanding presence in both boxes chipping in with five goals for the Pilgrims.

Plymouth are resigned to losing Edwards and other key performers in the wake of their relegation and the 25-year-old is sure to have no shortage of takers with his performances alerting a number of clubs.

The likes of Doncaster Rovers, Fleetwood Town, Peterborough, Bristol Rovers and Bradford City have all expressed an interest in signing Edwards this summer as they look to strengthen their defensive options.

A number of Scottish Premiership sides are also ready to offer Edwards the opportunity to move north of the border this summer

Edwards is now waiting for any offers that come in from interested clubs and weigh up his options before deciding where next to continue his career.

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