An update has emerged on Rangers dud John Lundstram, regarding interest in the Ibrox midfielder’s services from down south…
According to the Daily Record, English Championship side Middlesbrough are eyeing up a deal to sign the midfielder this month.
The report claims that Chris Wilder, his former bosss at Sheffield United, is keen on reunion and his monitoring his situation with the January transfer window in full swing.
Gio van Bronckhorst can put an end to Lundstram’s Ibrox nightmare by brutally axing him this month and allowing him to join the Championship side.
The Gers have already brought in James Sands to strengthen their midfield options and this could free up the space for Lundstram to be kicked out of the squad, especially given that he has only started two matches since the Dutchman arrived.
He has endured a rough season in Scotland since his summer switch from the Blades and it could be time to cut ties with the £22k-per-week dud already. Van Bronckhorst is seemingly far from keen on him, as a starter, so far and the signing of Sands could push him further away from being in contention to make the XI, with this interest from Middlesbrough opening up a potential solution.
Neil McCann blasted the midfielder after a red card in the Europa League earlier this season, saying: “He’s let the club and himself down. He’s given Rangers a bit of an uphill task in the second half.”
Lundstram has also struggled in the Premiership, with a disappointing average WhoScored rating of 6.61 for Rangers this term.
Last month, Frank McAvennie questioned why he was not getting more game time at Ibrox and linked it to the end of his time at Bramall Lane, saying:
“He’s dropped off the map. Rangers made a big fuss of signing him in the summer and to me, it seems like he never gets a game.
“I know he’s scored a couple of goals so clearly he can hack it up here. I remember Sheffield United fans being happy he was leaving, that was never a good sign.”
The Englishman averaged an abysmal WhoScored rating of 6.23 in the Premier League for the Blades last season and this could explain why they were pleased to see him depart. It could also explain why he has been unable to find his best form for the Gers, as he endured such a rough campaign with United.
Lundstram has, therefore, been through a nightmare over the past 18 months and van Bronckhorst could end it for Rangers by selling him to Boro in the coming weeks.