Rangers sign John Lundstram following Sheffield United departure

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Rangers have completed the signing of John Lundstram on a three-year deal following the midfielder’s release from Sheffield United upon the expiry of his contract last week.

Lundstram, who was born and raised in Liverpool and spent 13 years of his career at Everton, now links up with fellow scouser Steven Gerrard north of the border at Ibrox.

The 27-year-old permanently left Everton in 2015 without a first-team appearance to his name and settled with Oxford United in England’s lower leagues. He joined Sheffield United two years later when the club was in the Championship and then became a key player for the Blades in the top flight.

Lundstram holds a rare achievement of having scored in all four tiers of the English league ladder, netting in League Two, League One, the Championship and Premier League at one time or another.

“John is a player I have known for some time and knew he would enhance our squad,” Gerrard told Rangers.co.uk when the signing was announced.

“Having played in the Premiership, he has the undoubted quality to enhance our midfield with his technical ability and physicality and I was impressed with his attitude and ambition when we spoke over recent weeks. John is a winner and knows what is required to succeed at a club of this stature.

“He will add steel and presence to our midfield along with his quality which makes our squad much stronger, and to procure a player of John’s profile and experience is very pleasing.

Lundstram became an FPL favourite during his time in SheffieldLundstram became an FPL favourite during his time in Sheffield

Lundstram became an FPL favourite during his time in Sheffield / ANDREW BOYERS/Getty Images

“Myself and the staff are looking forward to working with John. We know he is also very excited to get started at Rangers.”

Lundstram made 120 appearances in all competitions for the Blades, scoring eight goals.

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