Reported Rangers target John Lundstram played 90 minutes for Sheffield United as they recorded a first Premier League win of the season against Newcastle United.

The Blades have endured a tumultuous campaign and have finally picked up three points at the 18th time of asking as they look to cling on to their faint survival hopes this season.

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Reported Rangers target John Lundstram celebrates as Billy Sharp puts the Blades 1-0 up. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Chris Wilder’s side are bottom of the English Premier League, nine points adrift of safety at the halfway point of the campaign.

The club’s win against 10-man Newcastle came after Ryan Fraser was sent off in the first half and Billy Sharp netted a penalty with 17 minutes to go.

The club’s issues are made somewhat worse by the situation surrounding key first team player Lundstram who is entering the final six months of his contract.


Lundstram, 26, enjoyed a successful season in red and white last campaign, netting five goals in the Premier League and playing a successful midfield role for a team which finished 9th in the English top tier.

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Chris Wilder has made it clear that Lundstram has rejected new terms offered by Sheffield United with the midfielder yet to make a decision on his future [BBC Sport]

Rangers were linked to the player in the summer [Athletic] and that transfer talk has persisted into the winter window.

Reports have claimed that Sheffield United could do a deal for the player in January as they look to cut their losses with Burnley and Crystal Palace also interested [Daily Mail].

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The box-to-box midfielder reportedly remains an Ibrox signing target. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

The Athletic has since claimed that Rangers are amongst those heading the queue for the player but that he’ll cost around £40k per week in wages should the club sign him.

Lundstram isn’t the only name being linked with a move to Ibrox either, with a rival manager confirming that the Gers have made an approach for one of his players.

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