Alan Hutton has claimed Rangers should “take the money” for Jordan Jones in January as the club plot selling him for a six-figure profit.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Ibrox star and lifelong fan of the club claimed it makes sense to get rid of the 26-year-old winger.
Jones’ career at Rangers has been left hanging by a thread after the Covid-19 breach that has left the club hierarchy fuming.
He has been suspended by the Glasgow giants along with teammate George Edmundson and put into self-isolation for two weeks.
Football Insider revealed last week the Ibrox giants were planning to finalise a six-figure sale of Jones in January with a move to the English Football League a possibility.
Rangers do not expect the sale of the Northern Ireland international, who joined on a free transfer from Kilmarnock in the summer of 2019, to yield more than around £800,000.
Asked if that would be a decent price for Jones, Hutton told Football Insider: “Yeah, of course it will be. Any money coming in, that will cover the wages that they’ve laid out over the season and it’ll probably still be a profit.
“Of course they’ll take the money, they’ll maybe see he’s dropped back down now, there’ll be a few players in front of him so they might not need him now.
“Because of the off-field issues and problems, you’re just giving the manager a headache that he doesn’t need. They’ll probably just cut ties and move on.”
Jones and Edmundson have also been hit with Scottish Football Association charges and they will go in front of a Hampden disciplinary hearing on 19 November.
Rangers are also leading their own internal investigation that could add to a potential ban and fine.