Another Newcastle target has passed us by after John Lundstram signed for Rangers.

The midfielder has agreed a three-year deal at Ibrox after his Sheffield United contract expired.

Lundstram will now get the chance to play for Steven Gerrard, as Rangers look to defend their Scottish Premiership crown that they wrestled from Celtic last season.

It’s a great move for the 27-year-old, who was one of Sheffield United’s star players when they first arrived in the Premier League.

In 2019/20, Lundstram scored five times – the best tally of his career.

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However, season two in the top flight was less successful, with the Blades finishing rock bottom and Lundstram failing to find the net.

Now he’s heading north of the border, despite previously being linked with the Magpies.

 

New Rangers signing John Lundstram was reportedly on Newcastle’s radar

In April, the Chronicle claimed that Lundstram was of interest to Steve Bruce’s side.

He was one of three Premier League free agents Newcastle were looking at, alongside Kyle Bartley and Andros Townsend.

Bartley now appears to be staying at West Brom, while Townsend has been released by Crystal Palace. He would actually be a decent option for the Magpies this summer.

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As for Lundstram, a move to Newcastle never seemed likely.

While he may have been a sensible addition to our midfield, would he have been an improvement on what we already have?

A Lundstram arrival would have been reminiscent of Jeff Hendrick’s move to St James’ Park last summer…and that’s gone well, hasn’t it?

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