This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict‘ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Middlesbrough are reportedly set to reignite their interest in Rangers winger Jordan Jones.
Boro were linked with Jones in the summer and Football Insider has now reported that they’re considering a move ahead of the January window, while the Scottish club may look to cash in and would be expecting no more than around £800,000.
So, would he be a good signing? And would it be a good value deal?
We asked our FLW writers for their thoughts…
I think Jones would be a good signing for Boro.
He hasn’t quite been able to replicate the form he produced during his time at Kilmarnock whilst at Rangers, and has fallen out of favour at Ibrox under Steven Gerrard.
But he’s at a decent age and I think he still has plenty to offer, and he’s a player that Boro could do with.
I think Boro are missing that quick, strong, pacy winger who can drive forward and create chances, and they have been since the departure of Adama Traore a few years ago.
Jones would be a very useful addition, in my view, and it would be a bargain for only £800,000.
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There’s no doubt that Jordan Jones is a talented player, but this is one that must be approached with caution.
The attacking midfielder has had no shortage of controversy in his short career and that seems to have held him back.
That means that any move would be something of a gamble.
Jones could be a success if Neil Warnock can get through to the player, but the last thing that Middlesbrough need is a bad apple spoiling the bunch.
Ultimately it boils down to how much the player would cost, as given the gamble it would need to make financial sense for a deal to reap the rewards.