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

George Edmundson expected to undergo medical 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; Edmundson has made one appearance for Rangers this season

George Edmundson, Rangers
Image: George Edmundson has made one appearance for Rangers in the Scottish Premiership this season

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.

    Image: 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.

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