LATICS are set for a cash boost with George Edmundson on the verge of move to Ipswich Town.

The towering defender left Boundary Park for Scottish giants Rangers in the summer of 2019 but has struggled for game time at Ibrox.

And now he looks set for the exit with Ipswich Town reportedly on the verge of taking him to Portman Road as they bid for promotion from League One.

Edmundson’s form for Latics saw Rangers pay around £700,000 for the centre half as he signed a four-year deal, the deal understood to include add-ons and a 20 per cent sell on clause.

With the Tractor Boys said to be set to pay a “significant six-figure fee” for the 23-year-old, the Oldham hierarchy will be watching the deal with interest.

Edmundson has made just 17 appearances in all competitions for the Gers and was suspended by the club last season and given a seven-match ban for breaching Covid-19 protocols in November.

He then finished last season in the Championship on loan at Derby County.

Wayne Rooney was reportedly interested in taking the defender back to Pride Park but saw their ownership issues, leading to a transfer embargo, block any potential deal.

Edmundson was named in the League Two Team of the Year prior to his Oldham departure and won the Latics’ players’ player of the year award and the Oldham Athletic Community Trust player of the season prize.

In total he made 79 appearances for the club, 54 in 2018/19, and scored three goals.

Prior to breaking into the first team, Edmundson enjoyed loan spells at Ramsbottom United, Alfreton Town and AFC Fylde.

Peterborough were interested in taking the defender from Latics and have been linked with him again in recent weeks.

Posh director of football Barry Fry has suggested the fee could be as high as £1.5million but it would appear Ipswich have not been required to hit the seven-figure mark.

He told the Peterborough Telegraph: “We were interested in (George) Edmundson, but they wanted £1.5 million for a player who hardly played for them and who spent last season on loan at Derby.

“That interest didn’t last long.”