Rangers face a potential departure in John Lundstram after the on-form midfielder, who’s currently loving life again at Rangers, evaded discussion on his contract completely by saying it’s private between him and the club.
It was an interesting response, especially given the last time he was asked about a contract extension he was clear in stating he wanted to stay.
Indeed, he said in April:
“I’d love to stay here for as long as the club wants me but there’s nothing at the minute. I love the club and have never shied away from that. I’d love to stay but there’s nothing.”
But now has changed that to:
“That’s just between me and the club, it’s personal between me and the club, yeah?”
Curiously enough it was the only time in the presser that he looked genuinely uncomfortable and gestured a lot more animatedly than he did with any other question.
So what did this mean?
We know he’s loved his time in Scotland, and we know what he’s said in the past – it’s there in black and white.
But we think this indicates things have either changed, or that the discussions aren’t going as well as he’d want, or that there STILL haven’t been any discussions and he’s feeling a little put out by that.
It’s a guessing game at this point.
But we will emphasise the change in his tone – only 6 months ago Lunny was exalting his desire to stay, and that there had been no discussions with the board, now he’s evading the topic and doesn’t want to talk about it at all.
Very uncharacteristic from him in truth, amid whispers he’s weighing up his options and is considering a move back south.
He’s 29 now and would consider the next four years critical – he’s of an age where the Premier League in England isn’t beyond his grasp, and perhaps he wants to go back to it.