Lundstram tipped to snub Rangers offer and sign for Burnley
A club like Burnley would suit Rangers target John Lundstram “down to the ground”, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Aberdeen and Leeds United forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the Sheffield United midfielder’s “robust” and “aggressive” style of play would be perfect for Sean Dyche’s Clarets.
Football Insider revealed earlier on Monday that Lundstram has no plans to join Rangers when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Blades manager Chris Wilder revealed back in November the 26-year-old would not be committing his future to Sheffield United.
Asked whether Leeds may launch a bid for Lundstram, Whelan told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “I don’t think he’s our sort of player. I think we’re more about the fast, attacking side of the game.
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“He’s a little bit more robust, more aggressive. I think he would suit another side.
“A team like Burnley would suit him more than anybody that is up there from one to eight [in the Premier League] right now. They go for a different type of player right now.
“It’s difficult because he’s not signed a contract. He wasn’t playing that regularly at the beginning of the season.
“A Burnley type of club would suit him down to the ground and would probably get the best out of him as well.”
Speaking about his future ahead of Sheffield United’s game against Chelsea on Sunday, Lundstram revealed “everything is still on the table”.
He added: “We’ll see what happens. Of course, (speculation) is bound to happen but I’m here and while I am here I’m committed, as you’ve seen in my performances – 110 per cent.”