Rangers confirm the signing of John Lundstram on a three-year deal after his Sheffield United contract expires… as midfielder reveals ‘pull of being in the Champions League’ made him want to join Scottish champions
- Rangers have announced the signing of John Lundstram on a three-year deal
- The midfielder was a free agent after his contract at Sheffield United expired
- Lundstram has spoken of his excitement at the chance to play European football
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 given a three-year deal by the Scottish champions, having made 62 Premier League appearances over the last two seasons.
Chris Wilder revealed last October that Lundstram was not going to sign a new contract at Brammall Lane, with his departure inevitable from that point.
Rangers have announced the signing of midfielder John Lundstram on a three-year deal
Steven Gerrard described Lundstram as a ‘winner’ and believes he will impress in Scotland
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard said: ‘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 is from Liverpool, and came through the Everton academy before spending several loan spells away from the club.
The 27-year-old will get to play in the Champions League after Rangers won last season’s title
The midfielder revealed the chance to play in Glasgow and particularly in the Champions League, with Rangers entering the third round of qualifying, was an important factor in his decision to join the club.
‘I spoke with the manager and he sold the club to me, and I was just taken aback by his ambition, vision and drive,’ Lundstram said.
‘I know Glasgow is like Liverpool – a proper football city with proper football fans, and I know the people are very similar and I am buzzing to be a part of the atmosphere I am moving into.
‘There is something special still being built here and there is more to come.
‘The pull of being in the Champions League was also massive for me and I want to help the team reach the group stage and make the most of that opportunity.’