By Wayne Veysey

27th Jul, 2021 | 7:00am

Contract signed: Rangers to announce major-money transfer after international clearance as Edmundson passes Ipswich medical - Sources

George Edmundson has signed for Ipswich Town and his transfer from Rangers could be announced as early as this morning, Football Insider has learned.

This site revealed early yesterday that the Light Blues had granted permission for the defender, 23, to head south for a medical and to discuss terms after accepting a bid for him the previous day.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that the transfer is now done and Edmundson will be confirmed as an Ipswich player once international clearance is rubberstamped.

The centre-back has penned a package spread across four years in total.

Ipswich have agreed to pay Rangers a fee just short of £1million for the player they lured from Oldham Athletic in 2019.

He is now heading back south of the border in a deal that could be announced by lunchtime today.

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Ipswich have won the race for Edmundson after seeing off competition from a number of EFL clubs.

Championship new boys Peterborough United had an offer for Edmundson rejected and Derby County enquired about a new loan.

Edmundson spent the second half of last season on loan at Wayne Rooney’s side as they narrowly avoided relegation.

That helped reignite the career of the defender, who struggled to make an impression at Ibrox amid intense competition for centre-back places.

Connor Goldson and Filip Helander are the first choice pairing, while Leon Balogun, 33, signed a one-year contract extension in April after a fine debut campaign.

Rangers signed Jack Simpson from Bournemouth in January and Nikola Katic has just returned after a year out with a knee injury.

There has been speculation over Goldson’s future but Gerrard assured Rangers fans last week that he is expected to sign a new contract to replace his deal expiring next year.

In other news, Alan Hutton can’t believe the “scary” player that Rangers have just bagged.