By Wayne Veysey

26th Jul, 2021 | 7:00am

Sources: Ipswich Town agree to sign Rangers star Edmundson for seven-figure fee

Rangers defender George Edmundson has agreed to join Ipswich Town, Football Insider has learned.

The League One big hitters are poised to sign the centre-back, 23, and end his two-year spell at the Light Blues.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Rangers have agreed to sell Edmundson permanently to Ipswich after they fended off interest from EFL rivals.

It is expected that the fee will be worth around £1million in total.

It is regarded as a coup for Ipswich, with Rangers fielding strong interest in the centre-back this summer from clubs south of the border.

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

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

But Derby have been hit with a transfer embargo and that means a loan is their only feasible option.

But Rangers would rather sell Edmundson permanently now that he has entered the final two years of his contract.

Steven Gerrard has given him the green light to leave after he slipped further down the centre-back pecking order following the return of Nikola Katic after a year out with a knee injury.

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

January signing Jack Simpson will also provide strong competition for places in defence in the new season.

In other news, Rangers are “expected” to sell first-team mainstay on deadline day.