Former Sheffield United man Dean Windass questions Rangers interest in John Lundstram
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Former Sheffield United man Dean Windass questions Rangers interest in John Lundstram

Former Sheffield United striker Dean Windass doesn’t understand why Rangers are interested in John Lundstram.

Lundstram has been linked with the Scottish Premiership leaders after turning down the offer of a new contract at Bramall Lane.

The midfielder’s current deal with the Blades expires this summer and is expected to leave then if he doesn’t depart during the current transfer window.

Lundstram apparently wants around £40,000-a-week, which Gers are prepared to pay.

Yet Windass has questioned that decision.

“That’s not for me. I don’t get it. I don’t get it at all,” the ex-Blade told Football FanCast.

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“I’m not being rude, people probably said I was a bad player, it’s just my opinion.

“But I don’t get that. I don’t understand why he’s not staying, maybe he thinks he’s better than Sheffield United.

“Does he want more money? Maybe they just think he’s only worth so much.”

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Before United were promoted to the Premier League in 2019, there probably would have been little interest from Ibrox in Lundstram.

After all, the 26-year-old only made 10 Championship appearances as the South Yorkshire club finished runners-up behind Norwich City.

Yet a tweak in tactics by manager Chris Wilder in the top flight gave Lundstram a more prominent role.

The former England Under-20 international played 34 times in the league in 2019/20, scoring five goals.

However, that was Lundstram’s first experience of top flight football in England. The majority of the Everton academy graduate’s game time has come in the Championship and League One.

Which is perhaps why Lundstram’s refusal of a new contract has left many at the club somewhat frustrated.

But he clearly sees his future away from the Blades and has proven his talent at the top – albeit only across one season.

Whatever happens now, it’s probably best Wilder phases Lundstram out of his team, because he has no future at United.

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