Plymouth Argyle’s out of contract defender Ryan Edwards is attracting significant interest from a number of football league sides, according to a report from Bristol Live.

League One sides Portsmouth, Peterborough United, Bristol Rovers, Doncaster Rovers, Blackpool and Fleetwood Town have all been credited with interest in Plymouth Argyle centre-back Ryan Edwards.

Recently relegated Bradford City have also been linked with a move for the defender, with manager Gary Bowyer admitting his interest at the weekend.

Edwards has been a star performer for Argyle over the course of the 2018/2019 League One season. The defender played 38 times in all competitions for the Green Army, but his hard work was not enough as Plymouth narrowly dropped down into the fourth tier of English football. 

Now, he is assessing his options ahead of the 2019/2020 season. Plymouth are understandably determined to keep Edwards at Home Park for next season, as they will be looking to return to League One at the first time of asking. However, the 25-year-old has stalled on signing a new deal with the club, with interest piling up from a number of clubs.

Portsmouth and Doncaster Rovers both still have the chance to win promotion to the Championship, and whoever takes the third promotion spot would surely also jump into pole position in the chase for Edwards’ signature.

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Bristol Rovers are on the lookout for a replacement for star defender Tom Lockyer, who will be leaving the club on a free this summer. Peterborough United are also in the market for a new centre-back, with Ryan Tafazolli and loan pair Ben White and Josh Knight all leaving the club.

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