Multiple sources have now claimed to Ibrox Noise the same thing – Rangers midfield lynchpin John Lundstram has come to agreement with the club and will sign a new contract imminently.
The topic of the ex-Sheffield stormtrooper and his expiring deal has been of much discussion in recent weeks – for his part Lunny has been definitively clear he wants to stay, but wasn’t interested in discussing contract terms with the press, and rightly too.
Initially he was even coy about discussing the situation at all, saying it was private between him and the club, but later opened up and confirmed he did want to stay – Philippe Clement was clear he wanted to keep the engine room man.
But he must be paid in line with his value.
Lunny is a top quality midfielder, who had a slower 22/23 but has been outstanding this campaign, it being arguably overall his best in the shirt, even surpassing Sevilla.
But that doesn’t come cheap, and his reported £22,000pw wage wasn’t cutting it for what he’s worth, especially in line with what the club’s top paid players earn, like Goldson and Danilo around the £40K mark.
Lunny isn’t a greedy man but he wanted a fair deal, and by the information we’re getting, the club, his agent and himself have come to an agreement that he will remain at Rangers beyond the summer.
Which is what we all want.
Overall, Lundstram and Jack Butland have been Rangers’ best players this season and the club would have been incredibly foolhardy to let a £15M+ value Premier League-level midfielder go for nothing.
This is a deal the club had to make, and it looks like the situation has been resolved to everyone’s satisfaction.
We don’t know yet the details of the deal, but the rubber stamp does seem ready to make its mark.
Which is good news for all.