Ex-Rangers wonderkid rewarded for exceptional Premier League form
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Ex-Rangers wonderkid rewarded for exceptional Premier League form

On-form former Rangers wonderkid John Fleck has signed a new contract with Sheffield United as he is rewarded for his inspired performances down south.

The ex-Rangers midfielder was once touted for the very top whilst at Rangers and drew comparisons with English hero Wayne Rooney as he made his Gers debut as a 16-year-old.

But whilst the pressure of making the grade at Ibrox may well have told on the now 28-year-old, Fleck is finally reaching his potential with the Premier League surprise package.

Fleck’s new contract will see him remain at Sheffield United until 2023, with the Blades chasing a European spot for their exploits this season.

The Bramall Lane club was only promoted to the Premier League at the beginning of this season but Chris Wilder’s team have managed to establish themselves in the running for a Champions League place.

Currently sitting sixth in the English top tier, the Champions League ban which was handed to Manchester City means there’s a genuine opportunity there for Fleck’s exciting side.

The former Rangers midfielder has been the midfield lynchpin of United’s success and the move to tie him down on a new deal comes amid reported interest from the likes of Arsenal [Daily Record].

“It is an amazing club. It is one that I always wanted to be part of going forward,” said Fleck [Sheffield United].

Former Rangers wonderkid John Fleck has made 25 appearances for the Blades this season, scoring five times. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here since day one, so I didn’t see any reason why I wouldn’t want to be here at what is a really exciting time for the club.

“We have been very successful since the manager came in. Everyone has worked hard and had a good time here; it has been a great club to come to and I am delighted to be extending my stay.”

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