Journalist responds when asked if Rangers are set to sign former Sheffield United star
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Journalist responds when asked if Rangers are set to sign former Sheffield United star

Alan Nixon of the Sun has responded on Twitter after being asked if Rangers are set to announce the signing of former Sheffield United star John Lundstram this week.

The Gers were first linked with Lundstram back in August 2020, when The Athletic claimed that they were monitoring him closely.

Rangers have been linked with former Sheffield United star John Lundstram for almost a year. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

He subsequently rejected a new deal at Bramall Lane, with The Athletic asserting in January that the Gers were still waiting in the wings for the 27-year-old.

Lundstram was recently officially released by the Blades and is currently a free agent.

However, that might not be the case for much longer.

That’s as Nixon appears to have suggested that the Light Blues are close to snapping him up.

On Sunday afternoon, in response to a fan query, he stated that a signing was imminent at Ibrox before claiming that there was a ‘chance’ it would be Lundstram.

Just a few hours later, though, he appeared more convinced that it would be Lundstram joining the Gers.

Another Bear asked: “Any idea who Rangers are apparently going to announce this week? Lundstram rumoured?”

Nixon then simply responded: “It will be”.

Unless the Sun journalist is well wide of the mark, then, it looks as though the identity of the Ibrox-bound player has been uncovered.

It’ll be no great surprise for supporters, given how long the club have been linked with the midfielder.

But it’s a potential signing to get excited about.

The former Sheffield United and Everton midfielder could be on his way to Ibrox. (Photo by ANDREW BOYERS/AFP via Getty Images)

Reinforcements are required in the middle of the park this summer given Ryan Jack’s injury problems and Bongani Zungu’s return to Amiens.

It’d be a coup to pick up a player who has turned out regularly in the Premier League for the past two seasons on a free, too, and Lundstram is a powerful, athletic operator.

If he does arrive at Ibrox in the next few days, he’ll be able to take part in the majority of pre-season and in theory be ready to go for the all-important Champions League qualifiers next month.

A bluenose who grew up ‘five minutes from Ibrox’ won’t be joining the Gers this summer, though.

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