Reliable journalist Alan Nixon has claimed that Rangers are set to complete the signing of John Lundstram on a free transfer and he could be an excellent addition to Steven Gerrard’s side at Ibrox ahead of next season.
Nixon teased that a signing was imminent on Twitter before replying to a Rangers fan’s enquiry as to whether it might be the former Sheffield United man, who is without a club after leaving the Blades earlier this summer with three words; “it will be”.
Rangers were heavily linked with the former Oxford United man back in January and it now seems as if a deal is close to completion for the 27-year-old Englishman.
The midfielder was one of several Sheffield United players to catch the eye during the 2019/20 Premier League season, as he contributed five goals and three assists in 34 appearances in the top-flight as the Blades comfortably avoided relegation.
However, last season was a disaster for the Bramall Lane outfit as they finished rock bottom of the Premier League, with Lundstram unable to replicate his performances from the previous season, as he managed no goals and two assists in 28 top-flight appearances, averaging a shocking 6.23 rating from WhoScored for his performances.
It can be argued that Sheffield United were so poor last season that most players would have struggled to perform there, and Rangers fans will be hoping to see the 19/20 version of Lundstram should he complete a move to Ibrox this summer.
Gerrard will certainly be looking to strengthen his side as they prepare to defend their Premiership title next season, whilst they will also be hoping to give a good account of themselves in the Champions League, so adding some more depth in midfield can only be a good thing for the 41-year-old manager.
With little news on the transfer front since the signing of Fashion Sakala from Oostende earlier in the summer, Rangers fans will surely be delighted that a new signing is imminent, and will be hoping that Lundstram proves to be a worthwhile addition to Gerrard’s squad.