The Lowdown: Gers and Lundstram…
The Teddy Bears have been sporadically linked with a move for Lundstram over these past few months as manager Steven Gerrard aims to strengthen his squad and defend their SPFL crown.
Indeed, the Gers clinched a 55th Scottish League title and put an end to their Old Firm rival’s dominance over the division.
Now set to become a free agent at the end of this month, sporting director Ross Wilson has been told to bring Lundstram to Ibrox.
The Latest: Kenny tells Rangers to swoop…
Speaking to Football Insider, the pundit has explained that signing him as a free agent is a ‘no-brainer’ for Wilson and the Gers this summer and has even likened him as a player ‘similar’ to Gerrard.
“I don’t see why he couldn’t have success in Scotland,” Kenny said.
“The back end of his Sheffield United career has not been what he wanted.
“It ended with relegation and when you’re not wanting a new contract then the fans will turn on you, so it’s been a difficult period this last six months or so.
“But it would be a fresh start for him and I’m sure he’d have no problem tearing up the Scottish league with Rangers.
“He’s a box-to-box midfielder, a big, strong lad. He’s got a lot of energy too, similar to Gerrard in a way. On a free, it’s a no-brainer.”
The Verdict: No-brainer indeed…
Given his soon-to-be status as a free agent with no transfer fee required, signing Lundstram could indeed be a fruitful option for the Gers this summer.
Over 23 Premier League starts last campaign, the 27-year-old proved to a fairly efficient operator at times in midfield – averaging an 84.2% pass accuracy (WhoScored).
Hailed as a ‘quality player’ by fellow pundit Gabriel Agbonlahor (Football Insider), the midfield ace could really strengthen Gerrard’s options as a title defence looms next season.
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