'Shrewd signing' - West Ham urged to launch swoop for Sheffield United midfielder

The Premier League season heads into its final handful of matches following the international break, and the race to snap up players whose contracts are close to expiring is starting to heat up.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 10:00 am

One player to attract considerable interest is Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram who played a key role in the Blades' stellar 2019/20 campaign that saw the club defy pre-season expectations and secure a top-half finish.

Speaking to Football Insider, former Sunderland sensation Kevin Phillips talked up the 27-year-old and claimed he'd be an ideal signing for West Ham United.

The ex-England international claimed: "He could be one of those signings like (Craig) Dawson, going under the radar a little bit. Dawson has turned out to be an excellent (loan) signing (for West Ham) and Lundstram could be exactly the same.

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West Ham United urged to sign Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

“Going there as a bit of backup but if you do well you can find yourself playing. (David) Moyes knows what he wants.

“He doesn’t sign players if he doesn’t know they’re going to do the job. I was surprised when Dawson went there but Moyes knew about him. Lundstram could be a real shrewd signing if they get that one over the line.”

The ex-England international has been on the books at Bramall Lane since 2017, when he was signed from Oxford United following the Blades' promotion from League One.

Lundstram has played a role in securing promotion on three separate occasions for three clubs in the past, helping Doncaster Rovers out of League One in 2013, Oxford out of League Two in 2016, and Sheffield United out of the Championship in 2019.