Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has admitted a new deal for John Lundstram is something the club will look at.
Lundstram is out of contract in the summer. But after breaking into the first-team this season as a regular starter, a new deal looks likely.
He’s scored three goals already this season, including a brace last weekend against Burnley. His all-action displays in the midfield have earned rave reviews. Lundstram has also quickly become a favourite of the fantasy football world, which we covered, here.
And speaking ahead of a tricky trip to Spurs this weekend, his manager admitted Lundstram’s contract is something the club will ‘look at’.
“There’s a number of players we are always looking at in terms of improving their contracts”.
“There will be a ceiling. A couple of weeks ago, a player who didn’t get into the Arsenal 18 was earning more than my entire first-team squad,” Wilder told Radio Sheffield in his pre-match press conference.
Wilder didn’t go into much detail about if any discussions with Lundstram have started. However, he included him in a list of first-team regulars he wants to build the club around.
“Of course, we’ll work with him. The likes of Enda Stevens, John Egan, Flecky, George Baldock, we’ve got a good group that we want to build from”.
Deserved new deal
If any player in this Sheffield United squad deserves rewarding for his performances this year, then it’s John Lundstram.
He’s been directly involved in four of United’s goals this season. His overall performances in the middle of the park have been a standout feature of the Blades’ play. So impressive have Lundstram’s performances been, that summer signings Mo Besic, Ben Osborn, and Ravel Morrison can’t get a look in at the moment.
It’s vitally important United keep building. Ensuring Lundstram signs a new deal is a big part of that.