Oli McBurnie delivers honest verdict on latest Rangers transfer news
Rangers have completed the signing of John Lundstram on a free transfer, announcing the move on Monday after his Sheffield United e
xit. It comes after Lundstram’s contract with the Blades had come to an end last week. Oli McBurnie, a teammate at Sheffield United, has given his verdict.
Lundstram, 27, joins Rangers after helping Sheffield United return to the Premier League and then shine in their brilliant 2019-20 campaign. Clocking up 120 appearances for the Blades, 62 of those came in the Premier League. Now, he joins Rangers, signing a deal until the summer of 2024.
The midfielder has already earnt the adulation of Rangers fans for his comments on last season’s title win, stopping Celtic’s 10 in a row. Rangers fan McBurnie, who remains at Sheffield United and was a teammate of Lundstram, believes it is a brilliant signing for both parties.
McBurnie is reportedly a target for Rangers himself, with the £15million Blades signing eyed by Gerrard according to the Mail.
McBurnie right about Lundstram, but who leaves Rangers to make room?
Rangers have numerous options in the middle of the park, but Lundstram adds quality in that area. Steven Davis is 36 and Ryan Jack is becoming somewhat injury prone. Glen Kamara is being linked with a move down south. Bringing Lundstram in gives Steven Gerrard a solution in midfield.
Stephen Kelly sparkled in Monday night’s 1-0 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill. Many believe the Rangers academy product deserves a chance in the Rangers side this season. But with Lundstram being brought in – surely Kelly needs to go on loan again. He might even want to leave permanently.
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