Alan Hutton has tipped there to be a bidding war for Rangers rulebreaker Jordan Jones this summer.
The former Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the Northern Ireland international would garner plenty of interest by playing well on loan at Sunderland over the coming months.
As revealed by Football Insider earlier this month, Rangers have set a price tag of £600,000 as the 26-year-old, who joined the League One outfit on loan in January, looks to seal a permanent move to England this summer.
Jones joined the Light Blues on a free transfer after leaving Kilmarnock back in 2019 but he has made just 19 first-team appearances for the Glasgow giants.
He suffered a serious injury from his own rash tackle against Celtic last season, while he was hit with a seven-match suspension for breaching lockdown laws earlier this term.
Hutton admitted he was disappointed Jones’ time at Ibrox had been a failure but tipped there to be a bidding war for his services.
Asked if the price tag would lead to multiple clubs into trying to sign Jones, Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “Yeah, you would think so. I do like him as a player but it’s not worked out.
“You can go right back to his injury against Celtic when it was a rash tackle, he’s still young enough, he’s got plenty of years in front of them and bringing him in on a free, you will make money out of the situation.
“It’s just been a shame and he’ll probably think the same, it was a massive opportunity coming to Rangers, his boyhood club, to really stamp his authority on it.
“Through different sorts of situations, on the field and off it’s not worked out.
“I think he’ll be a player that Rangers will look to offload in the summer but I’m sure if he goes down to Sunderland and does well, there will be teams that are willing to take the risk and pay the money for him.”