Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has hinted that midfielder John Lundstram could be in line for a new contract, according to BBC Sheffield’s Andy Giddings via Twitter.
His admission came in the Blades’ pre-match press conference ahead of their away fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
Since the start of the current campaign, the former Everton man has been outstanding, and an ever-present for the Blades in the Premier League having started in all 11 matches (via Transfermarkt).
He has chipped in with three goals and one assist in that time, including a brace against Burnley in their most recent fixture (Transfermarkt).
It has been some turnaround for the midfielder, who last season barely featured for the club in the Championship and made just 10 league appearances (Transfermarkt).
As a result of Lundstram’s excellent recent form, Wilder was asked the question as to whether he was looking to offer the 25-year-old a new deal and he refused to rule it out.
“We have a group we want to build from and John [Lundstram] is part of that. So we are always looking at contracts and we want to build for the future,” (via @Gids1980).
If Sheffield United do decide to offer Lundstram fresh terms at Bramall Lane, then you cannot argue that he doesn’t deserve it.
As mentioned, he has been a regular for the club this season and has made some vital contributions in front of goal which have helped propel the Blades up to sixth in the Premier League table (BBC Sport).
His current deal is set to expire at the end of this campaign (Transfermarkt), and given his form, it seems unlikely that Wilder will want him to walk away for nothing in the summer. So it makes sense for them to offer him fresh terms which will keep him at Bramall Lane long-term.
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