Stoke City, Preston North End and Sunderland are keen on signing Oldham Athletic defender George Edmundson, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

Championship side’s Stoke City and Preston North End are battling with League One side Sunderland to sign young Oldham Athletic defender George Edmundson.

The 21-year-old was named in the official PFA League Two Team of the Year this season. The youngster has made 52 appearances in all competitions and he is entering the final year of his contract at Latics.

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The centre-back is a product of the Oldham Athletic Academy, and has earned his place as a first team player due to his performances during the 2017/18 season. He enjoyed a successful loan spell at AFC Fylde before being recalled due to injuries in the squad. He returned to the club and made 13 appearances for Latics and showed the defensive qualities he possesses and leadership in a young defence at times.

In the summer, Oldham Athletic announced that young defender George Edmundson has signed a two-year contract extension with the club. The defender’s contract runs until the end of the 2019/20 season.

George Edmundson started the season strong as he has kept strong to keep multiple sides this season and mark some of League Two’s top strikers and he won man of the match against Derby County in the Carabao Cup as he did a great job on striker Jack Marriott.

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In the January transfer window, League One side Scunthorpe United had a £200k bid rejected for Oldham Athletic young defender George Edmundson, and they faced competition with Wigan, Fleetwood Town, Peterborough United and Preston North End. But, the young defender stayed with Latics and he has performed well since.

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