Rangers could turn a profit on disappointing Gerrard signing

According to journalist Pete O’Rourke, Rangers could make a profit on summer signing John Lundstram if they sell the acquisition of Steven Gerrard in the January transfer window.

Lundstram struggled for playing time under new manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst, with just three Premiership appearances under the Dutchman he played the full 90 minutes of the Europa League draw against Lyon, despite being dead rubber .

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With van Bronckhorst looking to bring in his own signings and readjust the squad as he sees fit, it could mean the Ibrox side could listen to any offers for the Englishman.

“Obviously he was signed by another manager to Steven Gerrard,” O’Rourke said [GiveMeSport].

“So for Rangers, they might decide to take advantage of Lundstram at the moment and they will make some money from it after giving him a free transfer.”

Does John Lundstram have a future in the team?

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Right now it’s hard to say. Arriving at the club with a good reputation, early performances were mixed as fans expressed their frustrations.

The 27-year-old settled in and got a decent run in the team, then Gerrard left, and he hasn’t had an extended run since October.

The player is valued at £4.95million [Transfermrkt] and with ex-boss Chris Wilder reportedly interested in taking the midfielder to Middlesbrough [DailyRecord], selling for profit might make perfect financial sense.

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With the team set to return from the winter break on Tuesday to play Aberdeen, it will be interesting to see whether or not Lundstram is involved for the game.

Meanwhile, Rangers could reap the rewards if DAZN complete their takeover of BT Sport at the end of the month.

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