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Rangers talking extension with Edu

Edu (Getty Images)

Maurice Edu has done well for himself ever since joining Rangers from Toronto FC in 2008, and the club hopes to keep him for the long haul.

Rangers manager Ally McCoist said that the club has begun to have contract extension talks with Edu and his representatives. The U.S. national team midfielder's current deal lasts through the 2012-2013 season.

Edu has accomplished plenty in his time in Scotland. He's won domestic titles, scored a crucial winner against rival Celtic and scored in UEFA Champions League and Europa League contests. He's been linked with moves away from the club and could benefit from a transfer to a bigger league, but if it's up to Rangers, he won't be going anywhere. 

"I think Maurice's form in the last three or four games has been really, really encouraging, and he has certainly been one of the better players in the team," McCoist said on Rangers' official website. "He's one of these guys who doesn't always catch the eye, but if you ask his teammates about him, they'll say he always gives performances that are helpful to the side.

"We've been very pleased with him. The one thing Maurice does do is work extremely hard – he's a real grafter and a workaholic. That's a massive part of his game."

What do you think of this development? Do you think Edu should stay with Rangers beyond his current contract? Or would you rather he go elsewhere?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Rusty

    I forgot about adam. Though the funny thing about Adam is that he didn’t go directly to the epl – blackpool was still in the championship and he helped their promotion. Nonetheless, he’s another good example of a recent SPL player going on to have success in the EPL.


  • GW

    10-15 years is too wide a time frame.


    Scottish football and the Old Firm are in danger of slding into irrelevancy.

    As for Mo, is he getting a lot of offers?

    The US doesn’t pay him so he has to take care of number one first. Wahtevr the case, if he wants to move he better do it soon.

    He has never managed to consistently excel for the US. I would suspect the lack of competition both for his place on the club and from opponents has made him a little complacent and inconsistent. This shows when he plays for the US.


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