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Edu gets go ahead

Midfielder to make switch to Ibrox

By Amanda Cornforth.   Last Updated: 22/08/08 4:53pm

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Edu: Move

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Maurice Edu has been granted a work permit and is set to complete his switch to Rangers.

The 22-year-old United States international agreed personal terms last week after Gers agreed a £2.6million fee with Major League Soccer.

The transfer can now go ahead following a successful outcome to a tribunal held on Friday, which was attended by boss Walter Smith.

Deal

Edu will now move to Ibrox from FC Toronto on a five-year deal after agreeing terms following Saturday's Scottish Premier League win over Hearts.

The midfielder is the third player to join Rangers in the last seven days following in the footsteps of Pedro Mendes and Steven Davis.

Edu said: "I'm excited about this new chapter in my career.

"Toronto FC will always have special meaning for me because it's the club that

gave me my professional start."

Toronto boss Mo Johnston paid tribute to Edu, saying: "Maurice is a talented young player and this move is a wonderful opportunity for him.

"Coming off of his rookie season and his selection to the US Olympic and

national teams, Maurice has garnered a great deal of attention from other clubs around the world.

"In the end, we believe the decision to transfer Maurice is in the best

interest of his development as a player and Toronto FC."

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