'Laughable' - Rangers fans react after reported emphatic transfer decision made in attacker hunt
Rangers have reportedly “cooled” their interest in bringing Northern Irish international Jordan Jones to Ibrox after being priced out of a move – and Gers fans are predicting he’ll leave Kilmarnock before long in a cut-price deal.
According to the Evening Times, after the Gers had a bid thrown out by the Rugby Park side for the 23-year-old, the Glasgow club took the emphatic decision to scale down their interest in a transfer for the attacker and shift to focus on other targets.
After the Gers’ bid was rejected Killie boss Steve Clarke and striker Kris Boyd both took to the media to criticise the Ibrox side’s approach which may well also play into the decision to walk away from a move for the winger.
Gers fans quickly took to social media and expect the winger to follow Aberdeen’s Kenny McLean and Hearts’ Jamie Walker in moving elsewhere for less than the Ibrox giants originally offered.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Transfer window Prediction: Jordan Jones – Kilmarnock to (insert name of Championship club here) for £200,000.
— John Hutchison (@JohnAndHut) January 22, 2018
Jamie Walker and now Kenny McLean after we were slaughtered for the bids we made for them have left for even cheaper ???? watch Jordan Jones leave Killie for 200,000 in the summer ????
— ???????? Geeb ???????? (@Geeboyyyyy) January 22, 2018
If we don't get the Docherty deal over the line questions need to be asked. Why not just take the money put across for Jones and put it to Docherty and get him to Ibrox.
— ŦHΣ ßΣΛR ???? (@BigScotsBear) January 21, 2018
1 million for Jones is laughable.
We paid 500k for O’Halloran who at this point in the season when we signed him had scored more goals than Jones and had done it consistently for a few seasons. 500k max for Jones or forget about him
— Ibrox Views (@IbroxViews) January 17, 2018
I think we will put in another bid for Docherty seems Murty really likes him, and I'd tell Jones the reason we ain't going in for him again is because his club went public & put his valuation up cos it's us. Just my opinion.
— Wullie Munro (@IbroxBoy_1) January 17, 2018
And this PR monopoly works other ways too. Look at how they up a valuation of any SPFL player Rangers bid for? By the end of the day it is over £1m when in reality, players like Walker, McClean and probably Jones too, go south for peanuts.
Nose, Cut, Face, Spite
— rob (@Red_River_Blue) January 22, 2018
You think it will go through? Seen a few stories tonight saying the Jones deal is more likely which surprised me. The boy is nowhere near worth a million, Kilmarnock every right to ask for it but Rangers certainly won't pay that for him.
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) January 21, 2018
The 23-year-old has been a key player for Kilmarnock this season scoring three times and creating three more for his team-mates in 26 appearances.
Jones recently made his debut for Northern Ireland in the World Cup qualifying playoff defeat by Switzerland.
The Gers have already signed Sean Goss, Jason Cummings, Jason Murphy and Russell Martin on loan this month with negotiations continuing with Hamilton over a move for 21-year-old midfielder Greg Docherty.
In other Rangers news, an English club is interested in a swoop for this Gers defender after contract negotiations begin.
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