Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has provided an update on the future of John Lundstram, insisting there has been no phone calls as yet about his midfielder.
Lundstram is still stalling on signing a new deal with the Blades despite a brilliant season last year, with Rangers said to be among the clubs keeping tabs on him.
Despite this, Wilder has consistently said he will continue to pick Lundstram if the desire and passion to play for the club is there and he is in line to start the season opener against Wolves tomorrow.
And Wilder admitted again he has no issue with ‘Lunny’ and admitted it was all quiet in terms of interest.
“I have spoken with John at length in pre-season and I have a fully-committed player who pulls a shirt on and wants to give his best for himself and his team-mates and football club.
“We haven’t had any enquiries or offers for John. I would be the first to tell him and his agent if we had. The first phone call would be to John and then our board and they would ask me what I think of it. But nothing has happened and there is nothing to report back on and John is out there training and trying to get in the team for Monday.”
Lundstram was a standout and surprise performer last year for United. Playing on the right of a midfield three, the former Everton youth star bagged five goals. He did, however, lose his place to Sander Berge for most of the second-half of the season.
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As long as Lundstram’s mindset remains the same and he continues to perform well, there’s no mad rush to get a new deal over the line or agree to a sale.
Even if he goes all season and does well and then decides to move on, we’re still not losing out much financially, it will be more the issue of replacing him that is tough.
Lundstram was bought for just a few hundred thousand. If we sell now, we aren’t going to get a game changing amount of money so it’s probably best that he just buckles down and plays.
Hopefully, he will continue his exploits from last term and if he gets five goals again, that will do for most Blades.