It appears the Glasgow Rangers hierarchy are now actively looking to offload wantaway winger Jordan Jones in the summer transfer window after they named their asking price for the Northern Irishman.
The 26-year-old’s future at Ibrox was thrown into doubt this week after Football Insider revealed he has set his sights on staying at an EFL club this summer after falling out of favour under Steven Gerrard.
Jones has been on the receiving end of Gerrard’s wrath over the years, dating back to the red card he received for his late challenge on former Celtic right-back Moritz Bauer in 2019, and his latest infraction – which came hours after the Gers beat Kilmarnock 1-0 to go nine points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership – appears to have been the final straw.
The Gers are willing to accept a six-figure fee for the Northern Irish international, which is believed to be in the region of £600,000, to rid themselves of the problematic ace once and for all.
After impressing at Premiership rivals Kilmarnock, big things were expected from the winger when he first arrived at Ibrox, but unfortunately it hasn’t worked out for him in a Rangers’ shirt as he has barely featured at all since the start of this season – and for very good reason.
In the last season alone, the versatile forward has only found the back of the net once in his past seven appearances across all competitions. By comparison, even Brandon Barker has contributed to more goals and assists this season, per Transfermarkt.
Now 26 and entering the final two years of his £9,100-per-week contract, Rangers should do all they can to get him off their books.
Despite his shortcomings, it’s unlikely he will be short of suitors with many EFL clubs still on tight budgets due to the financial restraints of the coronavirus pandemic.
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