By Adefunmiloye Alani

8th Jul, 2021 | 2:12pm

Oli McBurnie raves about Rangers new man John Lundstram

John Lundstram has joined Rangers on a three-year deal after his contract at Sheffield United expired.

The midfielder’s former teammate and well-known Gers fan Oli McBurnie is more than delighted to have his friend move to Ibrox.

The Scotland international believes Liverpool-born Lundstram would be a solid addition to Steven Gerrard’s side, revealing the role he played in helping to convince him to move to the Scottish Premiership giants once it became clear he was leaving at the end of the campaign.

McBurnie told Four Lads Had A Dream: “A top player. John can play anywhere in midfield. He’s a midfield engine, excellent with both feet and has a great range of passing with an eye for a goal as well. A natural-born winner.

“As a lad from Liverpool, I think we all know what they are like (passion wise). Demanding of his teammates both in training and in games, but one of the best blokes you will meet. He will be a big miss in the Sheffield United dressing room.

“He had mentioned the interest to me a while back and I’ve been persuading him every day since (once it was known he was leaving Sheffield United), that’s how highly I rate him.

“To be fair he didn’t need much persuasion because I think as soon as he spoke to the manager and realised how big the club was, he was sold. So I’m looking forward to watching him play for the teddies.”

Solid signing

Snapping up the 27-year-old on a free is one of the biggest bargains of the summer transfer window, and we probably would never get to know how lucky we are until much later.

Lundstram played 62 Premier League games for the Blades after helping them secure promotion in the summer of 2019, and he never for once looked out of place in the English top-flight.

Rangers are no longer a team for ageing Premier League star to come two years before retiring, and we are absolutely delighted with the recent development.

The Liverpool-born midfielder definitely got attracted to an Ibrox move due to manager Steven Gerrard’s presence, and we have continued to attract top players due to him.

Lundstram has the chance to finally play Champions League football and prove himself on the continent, and that would be inspiring him when the qualifying rounds begin.

The opportunity to finally win top-flight silverware will serve as extra motivation too, and his arrival would likely convince more players to move to Rangers from England.

In other Rangers news, Light Blues respond as multi-million bid is lodged for Alfredo Morelos.