John Lundstram is a player in demand, with Steven Gerrard’s Rangers and West Ham United among the clubs reportedly interested in the Sheffield United midfielder.
The Star reported last month that Rangers, West Ham and Brighton all are interested in signing Lundstram from the Blades in the summer transfer window.
The 26-year-old midfielder has been on the books of United since 2017 and is out of contract at the Blades next summer.
United manager Chris Wilder has given his take on the future of the former Oxford United midfielder.
The Glasgow Evening Times quotes Wilder as saying about Lundstram: “There is no issue. I have spoken with John at length in pre-season and I have a fully-committed player who pulls a shirt on and wants to give his best for himself and his team-mates and football club.
“Things change quickly and there’s obviously an offer on the table for John. I think John just wants to get on and play his football and see what happens and I am okay with that. He did great for us last year and he has got to play well to get in the team this year. There is no down side in him not leaving everything out there when he plays. We will just see how the situation develops and move forward.
“We haven’t had any enquiries or offers for John. I would be the first to tell him and his agent if we had. The first phone call would be to John and then our board and they would ask me what I think of it. But nothing has happened and there is nothing to report back on and John is out there training and trying to get in the team for Monday.”
According to WhoScored, Lundstram made 26 starts and eight substitute appearances in the Premier League for the Blades last season, scoring five goals and providing three assists in the process.
During the 2018-19 campaign, the midfielder made five starts and five substitute appearances in the Championship for the Blades, while in 2017-18, he made 21 starts and 15 substitute appearances in the league, scoring three goals and providing three assists in the process, according to WhoScored.
Sheffield United stay?
Lundstram is an important player for United, and it would make sense for the Englishman to continue to play for the Blades.
True, the 26-year-old is out of contract at United next summer, but there is still enough time to come to an agreement over a new contract.