By Wayne Veysey

29th Jan, 2021 | 7:16am

Medical booked: Sunderland agree to sign Rangers ace Jones - Sources

Jordan Jones is heading to Sunderland for a medical after agreeing a loan move from Rangers, Football Insider understands.

The League One club have won the race among EFL sides to land the Northern Ireland international winger after his Ibrox freeze-out.

A Rangers source has told Football Insider that Jones, 26, has been given permission to head to Sunderland for medical tests and to put the finishing touches to the move.

He will spend the second half of the season at the Stadium of Light as he completes a return to the north-east.

Jones has failed to make an appearance for the first team since he and Ibrox teammate George Edmundson were handed seven-game bans by the Scottish Football Association for blatant breaches of Covid-19 rules.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has already strengthened his options on the left flank for next season by securing Aberdeen’s Scott Wright on a pre-contract agreement.

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Gerrard has spoken about the possibility of Wright heading to Ibrox this month but that has not yet been agreed.

There appears little chance of Jones resurrecting his Rangers career.

Football Insider revealed in November that Rangers were planning to offload Jones in January after being left fuming by his involvement in the Glasgow party that humiliated the club.

The winger has struggled to make an impact since his free transfer from Kilmarnock in the summer of 2019.

He has made four appearances this season and just 19 in total during his two seasons at Ibrox.

Jones started his career at home-town club Middlesbrough but did not play for their senior team before leaving in 2016.

In other news, Rangers have been tipped to swoop for Billy Gilmour after big development.