Mark Warburton is at it again. After hoovering up practically every ex-Ranger and those closely linked with the club, now the old Magic Hat is making a move for Jordan Jones as well.
The NI winger, who pulled out of the international break through injury, is out of favour at Ibrox, and like Jamie Murphy, Greg Docherty and Ross McCrorie, not going to get back into it, and with that in mind Warby is considering a move for him after Palace made a big move on their left mid/winger Bright Osayi-Samuel.
Jones will be peanuts.
Docherty was around £350K, McCrorie was a loan rising to £350K on purchase next summer, and Murphy the same as McCrorie – this little group of players, all out of Stevie’s favour, are not of value to the club or the manager and are/will be let go for a marginal sum.
Despite the fact his deal runs for another three years Warburton would get his man for sub-£500K, which being fair still represents a profit on a player Rangers got on a free pre-contract last year.
It just hasn’t worked for Jones – Gerrard never wanted him in the first place, and that was hard to get around.
Lot of fans point out that Stevie isn’t interested because of the red card, but that isn’t really true – Jones, from the summer he joined, till that tackle, only featured in around 50% of all the matches, so he was not a player the manager was interested in using heavily.
No, it’s best for all concerned that Jones moves on.
And he’ll be another one determined to prove Gerrard wrong.