Following January’s debacle surrounding Kilmarnock’s Northern Irish winger Jordan Jones, sources claim the attacker is back on Rangers’ radar.
Manager Steven Gerrard has not been idle in the transfer market, securing six players already, and while he has been linked with a number of attackers, Jones would represent the resurrection of a deal long thought forgotten.
Rangers reportedly offered around £300,000 in January for his services, which was laughed off rather theatrically by both manager Steve Clarke and striker Kris Boyd, but it is thought a more significant bid in the region of £600K+ would undeniably be enough to prise him from Rugby Park.
For his part, the flanker admitted the speculation in the window was a huge distraction and took him off his game for a while, but in not so many words indirectly admitted he was interested too.
Who wouldn’t be. It’s Rangers.
Nevertheless, Jones, 23, would be a valuable addition and a very decent ‘replacement’ for the departed Michael O’Halloran (albeit how much of a replacement you can be for a guy who didn’t play is anyone’s guess) – Rangers have a fair bit of strength on that left side now with Jamie Murphy and Scott Arfield, but Jones certainly wouldn’t be an unwelcome addition too.
We’ll see if Stevie Ger pursues this one with gusto.