Portsmouth have had a bid accepted for sought after Oldham Athletic defender George Edmundson as reported by Football Insider.
Edmundson is a long-term target of Glasgow Rangers, but Pompey have now become the second League One club to match Oldham’s asking price after Peterborough had a bid accepted earlier this week the report claims.
The suggestion by Football insider is that a bidding war will now ensue with the Scottish club some way behind their League One counterparts in the reckoning.
According to the report, Edmundson handed in a transfer request at Oldham in May after the Latics rejected two £500,000 bids plus add ons for his signature.
He enjoyed an excellent League Two season in 2018/19 making fifty-four appearances across all competitions in a side that struggled for most of the season.
His performances were recognised with his inclusion in the EFL League Two Team of the Season.
Football Insider reports that Portsmouth are hoping to persuade the young defender to move south after being given the go-ahead to commence talks.
Been rumours about Edmundson’s future since the season ended with Rangers consistently linked.
He is a good player with enormous potential, but he is far from the finished article at the moment.
Portsmouth need cover at the back with Matt Clarke set to leave, but we can’t help feeling a fee in excess of £500,00 is a lot of money for a defender unproven at a level any higher than League Two.