League One side Ipswich Town are reportedly close to signing Rangers defender George Edmundson and Barnsley striker Conor Chaplin. Andy Warren of the East Anglian Daily Times reported earlier today that Ipswich were closing in on the signing of Edmundson, and that deal has advanced throughout the day. Stuart Watson, of the same publication, broke the news that the Tractor Boys were in talks with Barnsley over Chaplin.
Ipswich Closing in on George Edmundson and Conor Chaplin Signings
Edmundson Deal Agreed
The deal for twenty-three-year-old defender Edmundson has been agreed with Rangers, with just the finer details of the deal left to complete. Warren reports that a six-figure fee has been agreed between the clubs.
Edmundson is highly rated but has slipped down the pecking order at Rangers. He is set to become Ipswich’s ninth summer signing, although his arrival is not said to be the last defensive move Ipswich will make, with Everton’s Lewis Gibson also another possible incoming.
Edmundson’s arrival is a much-needed one, with Toto Nsiala and Luke Woolfenden currently the only senior centre-backs in the squad.
The defender started his career with Oldham Athletic and had a handful of loan spells in non-league before securing a move to Rangers.
He only made 17 total appearances for the Scottish side, with a loan spell at Derby County towards the end of his spell also proving unsuccessful.
Chaplin Move Progressing
Ipswich are also in advanced talks to sign Barnsley striker Conor Chaplin on a permanent deal. The 24-year-old can play in numerous positions across the front and has been a regular performer for the Tykes in the Championship.
Chaplin also has experience of playing in League One having featured for both Coventry City and Portsmouth in the third tier.
Last season, Chaplin scored four goals and created a further three as Barnsley finished fifth before losing to Swansea City in the play-offs.