In a recent interview, former Premier League centre-forward Kevin Phillips discussed West Ham United’s reported interest in a summer move for John Lundstram.
So far this season, Lundstram has not enjoyed the finest of campaigns for Sheffield United, with the 27-year-old posting averages of 0.5 interceptions, one tackle and 0.8 key passes per game over his 24 Premier League appearances, culminating in an average SofaScore match rating of 6.59 – ranking him as the Blades’ sixth-worst performer in the top flight.
However, despite such underwhelming form this season, ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham could be interested in the signing of the £25,000-per-week midfielder this summer. Speaking recently to Football Insider, Phillips stated his belief that Lundstram could prove a shrewd signing for the Hammers.
He said: “He could be one of those signings like Dawson, going under the radar a little bit. Dawson has turned out to be an excellent signing and Lundstram could be exactly the same. Going there as a bit of backup but if you do well you can find yourself playing. Moyes knows what he wants.
“He doesn’t sign players if he doesn’t know they’re going to do the job. I was surprised when Dawson went there but Moyes knew about him. Lundstram could be a real shrewd signing if they get that one over the line.”
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Despite his rather unremarkable form this term, a major reason for David Moyes’ interest in the 27-year-old is likely to be his performances last season, in which Lundstram’s five goals and three assists in the Premier League helped to fire Sheffield United to an impressive ninth-placed finish in the top flight.
Considering that the midfielder is out of contract this summer, should West Ham convince Lundstram to make a move to the London Stadium, he could indeed prove a shrewd piece of transfer business, as Phillips suggests.
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