Many Crystal Palace fans are reacting to the latest transfer update on Premier League target John Lundstram.
The midfielder, who currently plays for Sheffield United, has been linked with the Eagles on multiple occasions, most recently in the January transfer window. According to The Mirror, and as tweeted by @CPFCTransfersHQ, several clubs in England’s top flight are monitoring the player, whose contract expires at the end of a season, and Palace are among those. However, this link hasn’t gone down too well with some of the Palace fan base, with one supporter even calling him ‘useless’.
The Blades midfielder has failed to score in 23 league appearances this season, accruing six yellow cards and committing 0.8 fouls per game (WhoScored). Only one Palace player has been booked more often, while Eagles defenders Gary Cahill and Scott Dann have both found the net this term (WhoScored).
Palace arguably have a decent midfield with a fair amount of depth, but this could look very different in the summer.James McArthur is nearing the end of his career at the age of 33 (Transfermarkt), whilst James McCarthy’s contract expires in the summer. This emphasises that Lundstram could be the ideal signing for Palace, especially due to the fact that, as things stand, the £7.2m-valued player could be picked up on a free transfer in the summer, with his contract expiring at the end of June.
Many Eagles fans weren’t too pleased with the Lundstram links, although there were some views in favour of such a move:
Here is how Palace fans reacted to the update:
“Already 27 years old, no thanks! I’d rather get Gallagher, Cantwell or Brooks.”
“No thanks…. useless lump”
“Perfect midfielder for a club like us, everyone’s always complaining about getting a macca replacement, this would be it.”
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