Frank McAvennie has admitted his shock after Glasgow Rangers confirmed the signing of John Lundstram on a free transfer.
The Lowdown: Gers sign Lundstram
The midfielder left Sheffield United following the end of the previous campaign.
The Latest: McAvennie shocked
Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie believes that Rangers have made a mistake in signing Lundstram. The 61-year-old said:
“I don’t get that, I really don’t.
“I know it’s another free transfer and I won’t criticise that. How many midfield players does he [Gerrard] want?
“They have too many as it is, I don’t get it. It’s the last position Rangers need to strengthen, the last thing they need.
“They are going to be fighting on all fronts next season. They are still disappointed with how they did in the cups last season.
“I don’t know if he’ll start, after the season he’s had. It’s a strange one for me.”
The Verdict: Quality
Gerrard does have a variety of midfielders at his disposal, as McAvennie highlighted. Glen Kamara, Steven Davis and Scott Arfield were regular members of the team last season, while Joe Aribo and Ryan Jack would have been involved even more had it not been for injury, and Scott Wright joined from Aberdeen in January to provide further depth at Ibrox.
Are you happy to sign Lundstram?
However, in Lundstram, the Gers have managed to get themselves a midfielder with Premier League experience and plenty of quality. He has made 62 appearances in the English top flight (Transfermarkt), and at 27 he should have plenty of football left ahead of him. Quite frankly, this was a bargain the Gers could not ignore, even if it is in a position where they are already well-stocked.
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