Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas has completed a medical ahead of a loan move to Partick Thistle, according to Football Insider.
The Scottish Sun reported on Sunday evening that the youngster was set for a switch to the Championship side, but this fresh update goes one further, claiming that the player is now in the final stages of completing a deal that would see him leave Ibrox for the rest of the season.
It is understood that Barjonas trained with Partick Thistle on Monday morning, and that a deal will be officially announced later today.
The 20-year-old signed a new deal at Ibrox towards the end of last year, but has yet to make a senior appearance for Steven Gerrard’s men so far this season.
As such, the green light has been given for him to go out and find regular first team minutes elsewhere.
Will this be a good move for Barjonas?
Provided it goes through, and it would be a shock at this stage if it didn’t, then yes.
The fact of the matter is that the road to a regular first team place at Ibrox is going to be a tricky one to navigate for the youngster, given how impressive that midfield trio of Glen Kamara, Ryan Jack, and Steven Davis have been this term.
But it’s clear that the Gers believe he can go on to big things, especially after handing a new deal a couple of months ago.
With that in mind, this is a smart move.
Give him an opportunity to learn and grow in the first team somewhere, knowing full well that you can bring him back at the end of it with view to incorporating him into the first team then.