According to journalist Pete O’Rourke, Oldham Athletic defender George Edmundson – who has been heavily linked with a number of clubs up and down the UK – has handed in a transfer request.

In demand centre-back George Edmundson has handed in a transfer request at League Two club Oldham Athletic, journalist Pete O’Rourke has said.

O’Rourke tweeted the news on Saturday night, adding that Oldham Athletic have in fact rejected bids form Scottish Premiership side Rangers interested. Steven Gerrard is a big fan of the young defender and is keen to bring him to Ibrox this summer.

Rangers are not the only side to have reportedly made a move for Oldham defender Edmundson. It was reported last week that League One side Peterborough United also made an approach for the defender.

Edmundson has been attracting significant interest from a number of sides after a strong seasn at Boundary Park. The 21-year-old played 54 games in all competitions this season, starring in Oldham’s backline.

Championship trio Preston North End, Stoke City and Hull City have also been linked with a move for Edmundson this summer, as have League One sides Sunderland and Fleetwood Town.

Now, it has been said that he is looking force through a move from the League Two side this summer. The youngster has shown that he is ready to test himself at a higher level in the 2019/20 season, but it will be interesting to see where he ends up, whether it be in League One or the Championship or in Scotland with Rangers.