Rangers were linked with a decision by Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram in January and, with the 27-year-old yet to sign a new Blades contract, Ross Wilson and Steven Gerrard are expected to rekindle their interest in him hoping to bring him to Ibrox before next season.
Lundstram had a great campaign with Sheffield United last season as the Yorkshire side secured a top 10 spot in their first year back in the top flight, but things haven’t worked out this season and they seem destined to be relegated to the championship.
Should Rangers sign Lundstram?
The former Oxford United man contributed five goals and three assists in 34 appearances last season, although he played mostly in a defensive midfielder role, and he earned a solid WhoScored average rating of 6 , 70 for his performances in the English elite.
This season, however, he has not managed any goals and two assists in 24 league appearances, with a disappointing 6.30 WhoScored GPA, so it appears his drop in performance has been a major factor in the dismal season of the Blades so far.
Rangers are said to have waited backstage for Lundstram before his contract expires at the end of the season, although the midfielder is apparently looking for a salary of around £ 40,000 a week which certainly wouldn’t suit the outfit Ibrox when you consider Kemar Roofe would earn £ 35,000 a week, the most Rangers player count.
However, Lundstram showed last season with Sheffield United that he can be a great hard-working player in a well-organized squad, so if he can rediscover that form with Rangers then it looks like he would be a perfect fit for the squad. by Gerrard.
The Englishman has certainly impressed his teammates during his time at Bramall Lane, with club captain Billy Sharp full of praise for him last season, saying: “He has all the attributes. He runs so much in a game, he provides assists and goals. He’s a real threat to the other teams and a great player to have.
Although the Scottish champions may have been put off by the requests reported by Lundstram, they should certainly reconsider the idea of signing him before the summer as there may be other Premier League clubs ready to offer him that kind of salary, but hopefully. the 27-year-old may be swayed by the prospect of playing in the Champions League under Gerrard next season.
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