Rangers Complete Signing of John Lundstram

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Rangers have confirmed the signing of Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram on a three-year deal. Lundstram spent the last two of his seasons with the Blades in the Premier League but leaves the club as a free agent after not renewing his contract.

He becomes Rangers’ third signing of the summer after the additions of Fashion Sakala from Belgian club KV Oostende and Nnamdi Ofoborh from Bournemouth.

John Lundstram Signs for Rangers

Gerrard Hopeful Lundstram Can ‘Enhance’ Squad

Speaking to the club website, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard said: “John is a player I have known for some time and knew he would enhance our squad.

“Having played in the Premiership, he has the undoubted quality to enhance our midfield with his technical ability and physicality and I was impressed with his attitude and ambition when we spoke over recent weeks. John is a winner and knows what is required to succeed at a club of this stature.

“He will add steel and presence to our midfield along with his quality which makes our squad much stronger, and to procure a player of John’s profile and experience is very pleasing.

“Myself and the staff are looking forward to working with John. We know he is also very excited to get started at Rangers.”

Lundstram himself added: “I spoke with the manager and he sold the club to me, and I was just taken aback by his ambition, vision and drive.

“I know Glasgow is like Liverpool – a proper football city with proper football fans, and I know the people are very similar and I am buzzing to be a part of the atmosphere I am moving into.”

Career So Far

After starting out as a youngster at Everton, Lundstram had loan spells in the EFL with Doncaster Rovers, Yeovil Town, Leyton Orient, Blackpool and Scunthorpe United before signing a permanent deal with Oxford United in 2015.

He spent two seasons with the U’s before linking back up with Chris Wilder at Sheffield United following their promotion to the Championship. Here, he helped the Blades complete an unlikely return to the Premier League and he was a key part of their squad that competed in the top flight, earning rave reviews from his performances in the first of their two seasons back.

Lundstram has also been capped at youth level by England, competing for the U17, U18, U19 and U20 teams.

 

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