Sheffield United midfielder and Rangers target John Lundstram could become the club’s top earner if he joins the Gers in the summer.

According to a recent report from The Athletic, Lundstram could pocket close to £40,000 a week in his next move if he runs down his contract at Bramall Lane.

The midfielder is out of contract at Sheffield United in the summer and has rejected all approaches about a new deal.

He looks set to leave for nothing in the summer if the Premier League struggles cannot get a fee for him this month.

Kemar Roofe is believed to be Rangers’ highest earner currently, earning a reported £35,000 a week following his move from Anderlecht.

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The downside to pre-contract agreements

For Rangers, shopping in the pre-contract agreement market is a huge opportunity for the club.

In recent years, we have seen the club consistently pick up bargain deals for the likes of Joe Aribo and Glen Kamara.

Equally, Lundstram would be just as a big, if not a bigger bargain, with The Athletic reporting that Sheffield United wanted an eight-figure sum when trying to sell the player just last summer.

However, the downside for clubs like Rangers comes in the power that both the player and their agents can hold.

With no transfer fee involved, players can typically pick up a sizeable increase on their weekly wage.

Spotrac claim that Lundstram currently earns just £4,000 a week at Sheffield United, having come through the ranks with the club from League One.

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