Hutton: I'm expecting Jones bidding war after Rangers price tag revealed
Rangers rulebreaker Jordan Jones is set to be the subject of a bidding war this summer.
That is according to former Light Blues star Alan Hutton, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the winger loaned out to Sunderland for the second half of the season.
Football Insider revealed earlier this month Rangers have set a price tag of £600,000 on the 26-year-old, who has set his sights on a permanent return to England.
Jones‘ Rangers career is all but over after he was hit with a seven-match suspension for breaching lockdown laws earlier this term.
Hutton revealed he is a big admirer of the player, who has a Rangers contract that runs until the summer of 2023.
Asked if the price tag would lead to multiple clubs into trying to sign Jones, Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “Yeah, you would think so. I do like him as a player but it’s not worked out.
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“You can go right back to his injury against Celtic when it was a rash tackle, he’s still young enough, he’s got plenty of years in front of them and bringing him in on a free, you will make money out of the situation.
“It’s just been a shame and he’ll probably think the same, it was a massive opportunity coming to Rangers, his boyhood club, to really stamp his authority on it.
“Through different sorts of situations, on the field and off it’s not worked out.
“I think he’ll be a player that Rangers will look to offload in the summer but I’m sure if he goes down to Sunderland and does well, there will be teams that are willing to take the risk and pay the money for him.”
Jones has made four appearances for Sunderland since joining at the end of the January window.
He has yet to open his scoring or assist account for his loan club, although only one of his matches has been in the starting XI.