Rangers defender George Edmundson comments on Ibrox move

George Edmundson of Oldham Athletic during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Oldham Athletic and Derby County at Boundry Park on August 14, 2018 in Oldham, England.

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers have brought George Edmundson to Ibrox, with Sunderland reportedly missing out.

15th September 2018, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Dundee; General view of Ibrox Stadium, home of Rangers Ibrox Stadium of Rangers

Rangers defender George Edmundson has told The Scottish Sun that he was never going to join any club other than the Ibrox outfit, suggesting that Sunderland did not stand a chance.

Edmundson has joined Rangers from Oldham Athletic in England in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £700,000.

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The 21-year-old defender has stated that he was only going to join Rangers once he heard that Steven Gerrard’s side were interested in him, meaning that Sunderland never stood a chance of landing the youngster.

According to The Daily Mail, Sunderland were among a host of clubs in England who wanted to sign Edmundson this summer.

Edmundson told The Scottish Sun: “It was an easy one to sign here. There were a few clubs interested but as soon as I got the call that Rangers were interested there was only one place I wanted to come.

"There were a few days when I thought it might not happen but I was happy with my decision.

“I told Oldham that Rangers was the place I wanted to go. If bids came in from elsewhere I didn’t want to go there, it was always Rangers.”

Oldham's George Edmundson celebrates opening the scoring during the Sky Bet League 2 match between Oldham Athletic and Swindon Town at Boundary Park, Oldham on Saturday 13th April 2019.

Good signing for Rangers

Edmundson is a very good and promising young defender who will enhance the quality of the Rangers defence.

Sunderland would have been a better team with the 21-year-old in it, and the defender’s arrival at the Stadium of Light would have enhanced the Black Cats’ chances of finishing in the top two of the League One table next season.

George Edmundson of Oldham Athletic applauds fans after the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Doncaster Rovers and Oldham Athletic at Keepmoat Stadium on January 26, 2019 in Doncaster,...

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