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Rangers: John Lundstram exit possible

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Pete O’Rourke says he ‘could see’ John Lundstram leaving Rangers during the January transfer window.

The lowdown

Lundstram only joined Rangers in July after leaving Sheffield United on the expiry of his contract.

The Englishman has made 23 appearances for The Gers in all competitions, but only started eight of their 20 Scottish Premiership matches prior to the winter break.

Three players have already sealed moves away from Ibrox so far this month – Nathan Patterson left to join Everton, while Ben Williamson and Stephen Kelly made loan switches to Raith Rovers and Salford respectively.

The latest

Asked if Lundstram could make a move away before the window closes, O’Rourke said it was a possibility.

He thinks the midfielder may be frustrated with how his six months at Ibrox have panned out.

“I haven’t heard too much on it but I could see it possibly happening,” he told Give Me Sport.

“It hasn’t really worked out for Lundstram since his free transfer up at Rangers. He’s been in and out of the side.”

The verdict

There are significant financial incentives for Rangers if they do offload Lundstram. First and foremost, they’d be clearing his £22,000-per-week wages (the fifth-highest salary in the squad) off the books.

But in theory, they’d also be able to bank a decent transfer fee. With two and a half years still to run on his contract, Lundstram is valued at £4.95million by Transfermarkt.

The 27-year-old ‘has come under criticism for some of his performances’ this season, according to one journalist, but former manager Steven Gerrard defended him and dubbed him an ‘absolute powerhouse’.

Perhaps Rangers will be receptive to offers without actively looking to sell him.

In other news, fans flock to these comments from a departing player.

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