Rangers must make quick transfer decision on international attacker as fans wish for summer deal

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Rangers will have to make a quick decision on whether they want to renew their interest in Kilmarnock attacker Jordan Jones in the summer as the reported race to sign the Northern Ireland international has heated up.

The Daily Mail has reported that Aston Villa and Brighton are now in the hunt to sign Jones, 23, after watching him play for his nation in an international friendly against South Korea last week.

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke confirmed in January that the Light Blues had made a bid for the former Middlesbrough winger, but it was quickly rejected after it failed to come anywhere near his valuation.

The Daily Record reported that the Gers’ offer was £350,000 but high-flying Killie were in search of £1million.

Rangers now have a big decision to make on whether to continue their chase of Jones with it perhaps being much harder to sign him now that two English clubs are hoping to strike a deal.

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Villa have been limited by Financial Fair Play over the last year but if they achieve promotion to the Premier League then that must surely put them in pole position to sign the two-times Northern Ireland international.

Brighton look as though they will avoid relegation so battling two Premier League clubs for his signature is surely not going to end well unless Mark Allen and Graeme Murty decide to up their bid to sign him as soon as possible.

Rangers fans have already been wishing for the club to sign Jones after a barnstorming season at Rugby Park which has seen him score four goals and supply seven assists in 36 appearances across all competitions.

Allen has already worked magic in the transfer window so maybe he has something up his sleeve which could coax Jones to Ibrox.

In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist has made a major claim over a Gers manager decision that could be made within two weeks.

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