Pundit salutes 'best possible outcome' as Edmundson finalises seven-figure Rangers exit
Rangers are set to recoup £1million as George Edmundson heads to Ipswich Town – and that is the “best outcome that could ever happen.”
So says ex-Scottish Premiership forward Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 23-year-old centre-back’s discipline problems.
This site revealed earlier today that Edmundson was headed to Portman Road to undergo a medical and hold talks over personal terms.
That comes after Football Insider first broke the news earlier the same day that Rangers had accepted a £1m bid from the Tractor Boys.
Edmundson spent the second half of 2020-21 on loan at Derby County after being disciplined for breaking Covid rules earlier that season.
Whelan pointed out the defender’s past transgressions and insisted that Rangers will be happy to rake in a seven-figure fee for him.
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“To get him off the books, it’s £1m in the bank,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
“The fact that you’re getting £1m for a player that breached discipline rules and regulations, that’s the best deal that could ever happen.
“For the player, he’s getting a second bite of the cherry and he needs to makes sure what happened last time doesn’t again.
“He needs to concentrate more on football than going out. If he does that, Ipswich will have a great player.
“He’s ruined that chance to maybe forge a career for himself at a big club but he’s been given another go here.
“Yes, they are lower down in the leagues but it is still a very good football club at Ipswich town.
“He needs to make it work for himself. It’s the best deal for everybody but it’s now down to the player to prove Rangers wrong.”