Sheffield United will reportedly keep their contract offer to John Lundstram on the table right up until next summer, as Chris Wilder clings onto hope he’ll pen a new deal.
The 26-year-old is yet to put pen to paper on fresh terms with the Blades, despite being a key player last season and scoring five goals.
But according to the Sheffield Star, United have no intention of changing their offer to Lundstram or withdrawing it, with Chris Wilder apparently remaining hopeful that the former Everton man will eventually sign.
It is believed United have offered Lundstram a multi-year deal on an increased salary. However, the midfielder has yet to sign the paperwork, with interest from the likes of West Ham and Rangers both coming to light in the summer.
Lundstram has played every game this season and looks set to start at Liverpool tomorrow. Wilder has made no secret of his desire to keep playing his number seven, even if no deal is agreed, as long as the player keeps showing the right desire and commitment to the cause.
A tough situation to be in but not hurting anyone for now
We’ve said all along on this site that there is no point trying to get rid of Lundstram as long as he keeps putting in decent enough performances. And while he hasn’t hit the heights of last season, he’s still done well enough.
There’s little point selling him in January as the fee will be small. Likewise, there’s little point in not playing him when we don’t really have many other options in midfield at the moment.
Hopefully, he does eventually sign this deal. Interest in him seems to have waned so I’m not too sure where exactly Lundstram thinks he might end up come the summer.
Obviously, if he has some big-money offer lined up elsewhere, then all you can say is good luck to the guy.