Rangers have confirmed the signing of John Lundstram after the midfielder’s contract at Sheffield United expired at the end of last month. The 27-year-old has been awarded a three-year deal by the Scottish champions He has made 62 Premier League appearances over the last two seasons.
Former Sheffield manager Chris Wilder revealed last October that Lundstram was not going to sign a new contract at Brammall Lane, and had rejected several offers from the English club with his departure inevitable from that point.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard said in a statement to the Rangers website: “John is a player I have known for some time and knew he would enhance our squad. Having played in the Premiership, he has the undoubted quality to enhance our midfield with his technical ability and physicality and I was impressed with his attitude and ambition when we spoke over recent weeks. John is a winner and knows what is required to succeed at a club of this stature.”
Lundstram hails from Liverpool and came up through the Everton academy before spending several loan spells away from the Merseyside club for his development. Lundstram admitted that the chance to work with Gerrard, as well as assistant manager Gary McAllister and first-team coach Michael Beale was too attractive to pass up.
Lundstram was a key player in Sheffield United side that achieved promotion to the Premier League in 2019 and impressed them in his time in England’s top flight, scoring five goals in his first season.