Rangers’ roster has been bolstered by the signing of English Premier League midfielder John Lundstram on a three-year agreement by manager Steven Gerrard.
Lundstram, 27, has made 62 appearances in England’s top flight for Sheffield United in the last two seasons, impressing in the middle of the park against some of the best players in the game.
He is a Liverpudlian who came through Everton’s development system and spent time on loan in the EFL before making the permanent transfer to the Steel City in the summer of 2017.
He contributed to Chris Wilder’s explosive side’s promotion to the Premier League in 2018/19. He has played for England at several age groups and was chosen to the FIFA Under-20 World Cup squad in 2013.
Steven Gerrard, Rangers manager, said: “John is a player I’ve known for a long time and thought would improve our squad.”
“He has the undoubted capability to improve our midfield with his technical ability and physicality, having played in the Premiership, and I was delighted with his attitude and ambition when we met recently. John is a winner who understands what it takes to thrive at a club of this calibre.
“He will provide grit and presence to our midfield, as well as his quality, making our squad much stronger, and it is very pleasant to have a player of John’s profile and experience.
“Myself and the rest of the team are excited to work with John. We know he’s eager to get started with the Rangers.”
“John was a big transfer objective as part of our squad plan this summer, so naturally I am happy that he becomes a Rangers player today,” said Sporting Director Ross Wilson of the signing of the England under-age internationalist.
“We quietly worked on this transaction in the background, knowing that we were up against stiff competition for his signature. Steven has long respected John, and in my opinion, there is no finer judge of a midfielder.
“I’m sure his desire to see John become a Rangers player played a big role in John’s decision. We know John’s skills, and we’re confident that by joining our team, he’ll be able to improve his game even more.
“He will like playing in the style of Rangers squad that we have, and he is looking forward to playing in front of our large fan base. At 27 years old, he enters at a time when we believe he will be in his prime with us at Ibrox.”
Lundstram made the following statement after joining Rangers today: “I chatted with the manager, and he sold the club to me, and his passion, vision, and determination astounded me.
“I know Glasgow is similar to Liverpool in terms of being a true football city with proper football supporters, and I know the people are quite similar, so I’m excited to be a part of the atmosphere I’ll be entering.
“Working with Steven Gerrard, Gary McAllister, and Michael Beale was a great pull for me.
“The manager is from my neighbourhood, and I want to learn from those instructors so that I may become a better version of myself and continue to grow under their tutelage.
“As an outsider looking in, the scenes last season when the team won the league were incredible, and I knew I wanted to be a part of it and a club that would win more championships for Rangers.
“Something wonderful is still being constructed here, and there will be more to come. I was also enticed by the prospect of playing in the Champions League, and I want to assist the squad in reaching the group stage and making the most of this opportunity.”