Sunderland to battle Stoke City and Preston for Oldham ace

Sunderland have been credited with an interest in Oldham defender George Edmundson.

By Richard Mennear
Tuesday, 23 April, 2019, 13:44
Oldham defenderGeorge Edmundson.

Football Insider reporter Peter O'Rourke claims Sunderland, Stoke City and Preston North End are all tracking the 21-year-old centre back ahead of the summer transfer window.

Highly-rated Edmundson was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year this season.

Sunderland are likely to be in the market for a new central defender in the summer regardless of which division the Black Cats find themselves in.

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The report states: "Edmundson is entering the final year of his contract at Oldham and the Latics are bracing themselves for offers for their prize asset this summer.

"The 21-year-old, who has progressed into the first-team from Oldham’s youth academy, has been a virtual ever-present this season, making 52 appearances in all competitions."

Both Stoke and Preston have been keeping regular tabs on the defender's progress.