Former Scotland defender Alan Hutton believes John Lundstram could be a superb signing for Rangers, also hailing Steven Gerrard’s influence.
The Lowdown: Lundstram join Gers
The Scottish Premiership champions are looking to build on last season’s success and ensure they secure back-to-back league titles in 2021/22.
The Gers have completed the signing of Lundstram from Sheffield United, with the midfielder heading to Ibrox on a three-year deal.
The 27-year-old was a key man for the Blades in the Premier League, making 120 appearances for the club overall and excelling in the middle of the park in the 2019/20 season in particular.
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The Latest: Hutton hails signing
Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton was delighted with the signing, saying it is testament to Gerrard that the Gers have signed such a good player:
“I think it’s massive. Just look at his experience in the last couple of seasons.
“We know last season didn’t go to plan for him or the team in general but he’s still got that experience of playing in the Premier League. Not only that but the Championship as well.
“He’s what, 27? He is coming into his prime years if you want. I think to get someone from the Premier League to come up to Scotland is massive anyway, No matter how you look at it.
“To get someone in their prime I think is special. It just shows you the kind of manager Steven Gerrard is that he can attract these guys up north.
“I think it is a real coup for Rangers.”
The Verdict: Brilliant addition by Gerrard
Lundstram really does have the potential to be a huge signing at Ibrox, with his quality undeniable, having proved it in arguably the toughest league in the world.
The Gerrard factor must surely have played a part in his decision, with the manager one of the most highly thought of players of his generation.
Lundstram could learn so much from working alongside such an iconic midfielder, making the Gers an even more formidable proposition.
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