John Lundstram has discussed the ongoing talks over his new Sheffield United contract.
This is after Lundstram scored the winner against Bournemouth. He came off the bench to net the second for the Blades as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Bramall Lane.
The victory moves them up to fifth in the Premier League table. They’re now only two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and the Champions League qualification spots.
It was Lundstram’s fourth goal in what has already been an impressive season for the midfielder. As yet, there has been no movement on him signing a new deal, though.
Lundstram’s current one expires this summer – although there is the option to extend that by a further 12 months, which manager Chris Wilder has said the club will activate.
Apparently Wilder is growing frustrated that the 25-year-old has not put pen to paper as yet.
What Lundstram has to say about his new contract
Lundstram spoke after sealing all three points for United and wasn’t giving too much away in terms of discussions about a new deal.
“I’m sure I’ll speak to the gaffer,” he told BBC Radio Sheffield.
“Going forwards is something that the gaffer and me will speak about.
“It’s a club on the up, so we’ll see what happens in the future and hopefully it can plan itself out.”
Lundstram has found himself among the substitutes for the past two matches. This is after starting all but two of the Blades’ first 24 league games after gaining promotion.
Yet the club record signing of Sander Berge at the end of the January transfer window has cast Lundstram’s place in the starting XI into doubt.
Berge has gone straight into the team for fixtures with Crystal Palace and Bournemouth, impressing with his performances and helping his new side to win both.
Lundstram’s bargaining position in terms of a new contract is becoming less stable as the weeks go on.