George Edmundson: Derby close to finalising loan deal for Rangers defender | Football News

February 1, 2021 0 By boss


Rangers centre-back George Edmundson is travelling to the Midlands ahead of joining Derby County on a six-month loan.

​​​​Negotiations between the two clubs are all but finalised and a medical is expected to get underway on Deadline Day morning.

Derby boss Wayne Rooney wants to bolster his defensive options and has looked to Rangers manager and former England team-mate Steven Gerrard, who has decided Edmundson will benefit from a loan period away from Ibrox.

Wayne Rooney is set to make his first signing as Derby manager

Edmundson has made just one appearance for Rangers in the Scottish Premiership this season – back in September against Motherwell – and has undergone a successful hernia operation.

Derby look to have fended off interest from several Championship clubs to land the 23-year-old. They are also reportedly interested in signing teenage centre-back Teden Mengi on loan from Rooney’s former club Manchester United.



Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby and Bristol City

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