West Ham United have been linked with a move to sign Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram in the summer. Something the 26-year-old did during Monday night’s game should serve as a warning to the Hammers, however.
The Star claimed towards the end of last year that West Ham were interested in the Blades ace.
ExWHUemployee then suggested a few days later that the 26-year-old is indeed on the Hammers’ radar.
Lundstram is out of contract in the summer and will be available on a free transfer if he fails to sign a new deal at Bramall Lane.
Chris Wilder recently admitted that he will not stand in the 26-year-old’s way if he does decide to move on in the summer (Yorkshire Live).
West Ham need to be wary of signing John Lundstram
On the face of it, bringing the Sheffield United midfielder to the London Stadium on a free transfer seems like a decent option for David Moyes.
We should beware of the Blades man, however.
Something he did in the 96th minute against the Hammers on Monday night suggests that he might not fit into Moyes’s ethos:
Lundstram’s pathetic attempt at closing down really should be a huge red flag for West Ham.
Sure, the Blades were 2-0 down at the time, but that shouldn’t matter. When you are down the bottom of the table you should be scrapping and fighting for every loose ball.
If Sheffield United were to go on a winning run now and end up getting relegated on goal difference, who’s to say that that poor bit of defending from Lundstram won’t end up costing them dearly?
That lack of commitment certainly wouldn’t wash in East London. And if Moyes noticed the above clip, it might have just put him off bringing Lundstram to West Ham.