Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie tells fellow Rangers fans what type of player they have signed in former Blades teammate John Lundstram

Oli McBurnie, the Sheffield United striker and Rangers fan, has told the Glasgow giants that they have signed “a top player” in John Lundstram after admitting he advised the midfielder to move to Ibrox when it became apparent he would be leaving Bramall Lane.

Thursday, 8th July 2021, 2:42 pm

Lundstram was unveiled as a Rangers player earlier this week, signing a three-year deal after his contract at Bramall Lane officially expired.

And another former teammate, Scottish international striker McBurnie, admitted he had advised “natural born winner” Lundstram that the next chapter of his career should come at Ibrox.

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“He’s a top player. John can play anywhere in midfield,”McBurnie, speaking to the Rangers blog Four Lads Had A Dream, said.

“He’s a midfield engine, excellent with both feet and has a great range of passing with an eye for a goal as well.

“He’s 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.

John Lundstram and Oli McBurnie during their time together at Sheffield United: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

“He will be a big miss in the Sheffield United dressing room.”

Lundstram turned down a contract offer to stay at Bramall Lane, which then-Blades boss Chris Wilder claimed would have put him in the bracket of the top earners at United.

Instead, Lundstram ran his contract down last season as the Blades were relegated to the Championship.

Asked how much he was looking forward to seeing Lundstram in a blue shirt McBurnie admitted: “Very much. 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 manger and realised how big the club was, he was sold.

“So I’m looking forward to watching him play for the teddies.”