Former Premier League goalkeeper now pundit Paddy Kenny has been left reacting to some Glasgow Rangers news that he has heard on John Lundstram.
The Lowdown: New deal?
As per The Daily Record, the Ibrox outfit will ‘almost certainly’ try to get Lundstram to sign a new deal, as he has become a ‘cult hero’ at the club.
His current contract with Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team expires in 2024, so they will want to protect his value with only two years left to run.
The Latest: Kenny reacts
Speaking to Football Insider, Kenny has since given his reaction to the news that he has heard on Lundstram, with the 44-year-old claiming that a new deal would be deserved for him:
“He has done so well, hasn’t he?
“He started so well, and he has already scored some really important goals for Rangers. It’s a no-brainer. That is the term I would use.
“It makes sense to get him onto a longer deal. They don’t want to lose him as he is a key player. I saw a lot of him at Sheffield United.
“I say I saw him, that last season was during lockdown, so it was all on the TV. I still watched every week, and he always impressed me.
“I was gutted to lose him as a Sheffield United fan, but I’m pleased to see he is thriving up in Scotland.”
The Verdict: Get it done
With just two years left remaining, a new contract is simply a must for Lundstram.
The central midfielder has not missed a single game in the Scottish Premiership or UEFA Champions League so far this season when he has been available (Transfermarkt), highlighting how key pf a player he is for Van Bronckhorst.
Nonetheless, he has also ranked highly among his teammates in the league for average tackles, interceptions, clearances, shots, key passes and dribbles per match (WhoScored), showing that he contributes heavily both in attack and defensively, and so the Gers will want to make sure that he stays at the club for as long as possible.
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