Maurice Edu secures UK work permit, completes Rangers transfer

Maurice Edu secures UK work permit, completes Rangers transfer

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Maurice Edu secures UK work permit, completes Rangers transfer

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U.S. national team midfielder Maurice Edu received his UK work permit on Friday, clearing the way for his $5 million transfer to Glasgow Rangers.

Edu will join U.S. national team teammate DaMarcus Beasley at Rangers, where he is expected to challenge for a starting central midfield role.

"I’m excited about this new chapter in my career,"  Edu said in a statement released by Toronto FC. "I will miss Toronto, and the team’s amazing supporters and fans. Toronto FC will always have special meaning for me because it’s the club that gave me my professional start.

The 2007 MLS rookie of the year after being drafted no. 1 overall in the 2007 MLS Draft, Edu joins Jozy Altidore and Brad Guzan as national team players to make moves from MLS to Europe this summer.

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