Wigan Athletic are interested in making a potential move to sign Rangers winger Jordan Jones this summer with the Latics keen to continue their recruitment drive, according to the Daily Record.
Jones has fallen down the pecking order at Rangers and he was allowed to leave the club on loan to League One Sunderland in the second half of last season. The winger managed to make a positive impact for the Black Cats in the third tier and fired home three goals and four assists in his 20 league appearances for Lee Johnson’s side.
Rangers could well be willing to sanction an exit for the winger again this summer, with the 26-year-old unlikely to be able to make it into Steve Gerrard’s starting line-up on a consistent basis next term. The Scottish champions have never really been able to offer Jones a consistent run in the side over the last few years since he arrived from Kilmarnock.
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According to the latest update from the Daily Record, Wigan are now set to come in for Jones this summer and try and secure a deal for his services. That comes with the Latics having already secured a host of quality new signings ahead of the start of the League One campaign.
This could be an excellent potential signing for Wigan to make this summer, with Jones a proven quality player at League One level. The 26-year-old showed at Sunderland in his loan spell that he can bring goals and creativity to the table in the third tier and those qualities should be on show for the Latics if he is able to make the move there before the window closes.
Jones needs to secure a move away from Rangers for his own long-term future because he is not going to be able to suddenly re-establish himself as a crucial player for Rangers.
As a result, it is best that the winger manages to secure himself a move to a club that can offer him regular minutes and allow him to be a valued member of a squad once again.
You could see Jones flourishing alongside the quality players that Wigan have been adding to their squad, and he is already familiar with both Charlie Wyke and Max Power from his time at Sunderland. That would only help the Latics bed him into their squad.