By Alan Hutton

3rd Jan, 2021 | 6:17pm

He'd be Great Signing - Exclusive: Rangers want 'Best Player' at PL club as Ibrox pundit wowed

Rangers have John Lundstram in the crosshairs ahead of a potential January move – and it would be a top-quality transfer, according to Alan Hutton. 

The 122-time former Rangers right-back made his views known while speaking to Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams about the Sheffield United midfielder.

Lundstram is out of contract in the summer and Chris Wilder may want to cash-in while he still can, especially if – as is looking increasingly likely – he is unable to steer the ship away from the financially perilous fate of relegation.

The proven Premier League performer’s availability has already alerted Rangers, a recruitment source has told Football Insider, while there is also interest from Crystal Palace and Burnley.

Hutton believes it would be a super move from Gerrard and co, with Lundstram capable of bringing the kind of experience and ability that could sure up Gers’ midfield in the title race.

He told Football Insider: “That would be, in my opinion, a very good signing.

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“We’re talking about a Premier League player here. I know, obviously, he’s had contract problems down south and he’s not signed a new deal.

“I think he’s a fantastic midfielder. He was one of their [Sheff Utd’s] best players last season. So he’s a guy that definitely improves the squad.

“If you can take him in January for a fee that’s acceptable, then as a Rangers fan and a football person I’d want to bring him in.

“He’s got to look to the future. Obviously, Kamara’s young, Davis is at the back-end of his career and you might be looking at that saying ‘right, I maybe need to bring in another midfield player’. So there is room for movement to bring a top-quality player.”

United boss Chris Wilder revealed at his media conference hat Lundstram will not be signing a new contract with the club ahead of his deal expiring next summer and admitted he could be sold in January.

Sheffield United are bottom of the table having lost 15, drawn two and won none of their opening 17 Premier League fixtures.

In other news, Rangers are going head-to-head with Celtic for the signature of a £5million-rated defender, Football Insider understands.