Jordan Jones is keen to join Sunderland permanently this summer after impressing on loan from Rangers, Football Insider understands.
The Northern Ireland international winger, 26, has reignited his career since agreeing a late-January move to the League One big hitters.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Jones would like to secure a full-time Sunderland deal following a series of dazzling displays in red-and-white.
The Middlesbrough academy product has no future at Ibrox after being frozen out before his move back down south.
Rangers will not stand in Jones’ way of an exit if their asking price of around £600,000 is met.
The wide man is unlikely to be short of suitors after making a big impact for promotion-challenging Sunderland.
His 11 matches have yielded two goals and four assists, the latest coming in Friday’s 3-1 win over Oxford United.
Jones returned to the starting XI after missing the previous three matches due to suspension.
That was a clear sign of manager Lee Johnson’s faith in the player whose two seasons at Rangers failed to live up to expectations since his free transfer from Kilmarnock in the summer of 2019.
Given his age and seniority, the Ibrox hierarchy were left fuming at his involvement in the Covid breach at a household party last November that led to a police caution and a seven-match suspension.
He has not played for Rangers since that point and there is a growing likelihood he won’t add to his 19 matches for the club.
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