Report - English club plot loan raid for Rangers 25y/o this month, permanent clause wanted
Rangers have made no secret of their plan to offload players this month.
With a large squad and a fairly settled first team picture, it is clear that they are looking to trim away some of the deadwood in an effort to go into the second half of their title bid with a leaner playing staff at their disposal.
Sporting director Ross Wilson has even openly admitted so himself, as per the Scottish Sun, while the departures of Serge Atakayi, Andy King, and Eros Grezda have given credence to his claims.
But while some players seem destined to leave and others appear nailed on to stay, there are a couple whose Ibrox futures are less than certain.
One of these talents in Jordan Jones.
The 25-year-old has struggled to make an impact for the Gers since injuring a knee ligament in a poor challenge in the first Old Firm of the season – an incident that also saw him sent off for the Bears.
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And now it is understood that Blackburn Rovers are keen to take him on loan for the rest of the campaign, as per the Daily Record.
The report suggests that the English Championship club are willing to offer the wide man a temporary exit from Ibrox, with view to a permanent deal next term.
Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has previously worked with Jones during a shared spell at Middlesbrough, and is understood to be a big admirer of the player.
And this could prove to be a good idea for the Gers, provided it is a loan move and nothing more.
Jones only arrived from Kilmarnock over the summer, and while you could argue that it is partially is own fault, circumstance has conspired against him to ensure that he hasn’t had a proper chance to prove himself in Glasgow yet.
He needs minutes, of course, and he would almost certainly get them at Blackburn, but agreeing to a permanent exit would guarantee that the Gers will never get to benefit from his talents.
Let him go, sure, but bring him back too.