By Alan Hutton

7th Jul, 2021 | 7:00am

Gerrard hailed by Ibrox idol after Rangers sign player in 'massive coup'

Rangers have pulled off a “massive coup” by signing John Lundstram on a free transfer, according to Alan Hutton.

The former Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, branded the 27-year-old’s move to Ibrox as something “special”.

Rangers confirmed on Monday (July 5th) Lundstram has penned a three-year deal in Glasgow.

The 27-year-old left Sheffield United at the end of his contract this summer.

This site revealed back in November Rangers were keen on taking the midfielder to Ibrox.

Hutton admitted any player moving from England’s top flight to the Scottish Premiership was a big deal.

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However, he insisted signing a player in his prime like Lundstram is a significant scoop for the Gers.

Asked how big a coup it was to get Lundstram on board, Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “I think it’s massive. Just look at his experience in the last couple of seasons.

“We know last season didn’t go to plan for him or the team in general but he’s still got that experience of playing in the Premier League. Not only that but the Championship as well.

“He’s what, 27? He is coming into his prime years if you want. I think to get someone from the Premier League to come up to Scotland is massive anyway, No matter how you look at it.

“To get someone in their prime I think is special. It just shows you the kind of manager Steven Gerrard is that he can attract these guys up north.

“I think it is a real coup for Rangers.”

Lundstram has 62 Premier League and 77 Championship appearances under his belt.

A graduate of Everton’s academy, he played 120 times for Sheffield United before leaving.

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