Rangers hierarchy make yet another spot on transfer decision after reported attacker development
Rangers have reportedly “cooled” their interest in Northern Ireland winger Jordan Jones after Kilmarnock threw out a bid for the 23-year-old – and it’s yet another right decision from the Gers hierarchy.
The Evening Times claim the Gers have decided to scale their interest back with Kilmarnock looking for around £1million for the attacker.
Despite complaints from Kris Boyd and Killie boss Steve Clarke over the value of the Gers’ bid, not letting Scottish clubs hold them to ransom is something the Ibrox giants should be applauded for.
Time and again players do well and attract the attention of Rangers – or Celtic for that matter – and their transfer value suddenly rockets.
Just look at Jamie Walker at Hearts.
The Jambos repeatedly refused offers from Rangers of around £500,000 for the winger – demanding double that – before selling the winger four months later for £300,000 to Wigan – another example of a a spot on piece of decision-making by the Gers’ hierarchy.
A fee of £200,000 isn’t an earth-shattering sum of money but if you ask almost any manager in the Scottish Premiership if they’d rather have it available to them for players and they would bite your hand off.
Jones has shown flashes of being a quality player at Killie but that’s it so far.
There’s been nowhere near enough from the 23-year-old to merit spending the sort of sums Kilmarnock want and it wouldn’t come as a huge surprise if he’s sold within 12 months at a fraction of the value offered by Rangers.
In other Rangers news, an English club is interested in a swoop for this Gers defender after contract negotiations begin.
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