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Glasgow Rangers chief Ross Wilson must sanction John Lundstram swoop

Glasgow Rangers could capitalise when the transfer market re-opens in a few months time as exciting claims have already started to emerge…

What’s the word?

According to The Mirror, Rangers are interested in signing Sheffield United ace John Lundstram on a cut-price deal. It’s claimed that Blades boss Chris Wilder is “baffled and frustrated” by his refusal to sign a new deal and will try to sell him in January as a result.

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However, Steven Gerrard’s side will face stiff competition from Premier League side West Ham United, whilst Burnley and Crystal Palace registered an interest in the 26-year-old in the summer, so Ross Wilson must sanction an audacious swoop for the club’s long-term target.

Bye-bye Davis?

It’s hardly surprising so many clubs want to land the one-time England U20 international. The box-to-box midfielder bagged eight goals and seven assists for the Blades in 94 appearances, which includes goals against both Burnley and Palace, via Transfermarkt.

Lundstram played 34 games in the Premier League last season, where he scored five goals and supplied three assists, whilst he averaged 1.3 shots, 1.4 tackles, and 1.3 clearances per game, via WhoScored, which suggests that he is a useful attacking asset as well.

By comparison, Steven Davis arguably enjoyed some of his best football in the 2015/16 season with Southampton, where he also scored five times whilst he produced three assists in the Premier League, averaging 1.6 tackles and 1.2 clearances per game at the same time, as per WhoScored.

The trouble is, that was quite some time ago. In fact, it’s fair to say that the 35-year-old isn’t getting any younger, so the Gers will need to start thinking about the perfect replacement. They will not need to look much further than Lundstram, that’s for sure.

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Once lauded as a “real menace” by club captain Billy Sharp, Lundstram was praised by Wilder for his his “outstanding” performance in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last term, via BBC Radio Sheffield, as quoted by Sheffield United News.

Whilst we aren’t for one minute suggesting that Davis isn’t a good player – if anything, far from it, as we’ve previously discussed, that couldn’t be further from the truth – the fact remains that his contract will run out next year. Even so, Lundstram could turn out to be a shrewd signing if the Gers can get a deal done, as his market value is currently rated at £7.2m via Transfermarkt.

AND in other news, Glasgow Rangers must regret not signing Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor

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