Sunderland winger Jordan Jones is said to be keen on making his move to the Stadium of Light permanent, with Football Insider reporting that Rangers will not stand in the player’s way if he wishes to be sold.
The wideman has been in impressive form since arriving on loan from Ibrox back in January and has proved to be an effective option for Lee Johnson’s side as they pursue a promotion to the Championship.
The report goes on to state that the player himself would like to secure a permanent contract with the Black Cats after performing so well in the North East since his arrival, with the Gers said to want around £600,000 for the former Middlesbrough man.
Indeed Jones only has two years remaining on his current deal with the Scottish champions and as a result could well be sold on for profit as Steven Gerrard looks to strengthen his squad this summer.
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Capable of playing in various positions across midfield, the 26-year-old Northern Ireland international has racked up two goals and four assists during his short stint at the Stadium of Light so far.
Jones has been superb for Sunderland so far and signing him permanently would be a real signal of intent from Johnson who continues to impress at the helm of the North East club.
I do however feel that this move could be determined by which division the Black Cats find themselves in next season and as a result promotion may hold the key.
£600,000 is a vast amount of money for any club in the third tier, however it appears that the team’s new owners have the spending power to pull it off.
It’s certainly exciting times for Sunderland fans at the time of writing and they could well be welcoming a longer stay for Jones in the not too distant future if he continues to perform well.