'My dream move' - Vinnie Jones reveals how close he was to signing for Rangers
Vinnie Jones has admitted he would have “loved” to have played for Rangers and he came close to a move to Ibrox in the 1990s.
The now Hollywood actor and former Wimbledon hardman made the revelation during an interview on the talkSPORT radio show, broadcast on Wednesday at 06:00 with Alan Brazil and Joey Barton.
Jones stated that he was very close to a move north of the border during Graeme Souness’ time in charge at Ibrox – early in the nine-in-a-row days – but that a transfer did not materialise despite “secret talks” being held and the Gers went for Millwall’s Terry Hurlock instead.
Speaking directly to Barton, who himself played for the Light Blues, the 53-year-old said live on the radio: “You had my dream move – I’d have loved to have played up there.”
The midfielder also poked fun at Barton, who left the club under a cloud after his contract was terminated less than six months into a move to Ibrox back in 2016 following a fall-out with the then manager Mark Warburton, saying: “I think you were hard done by there Joey, to be fair son.”
Rangers could not be further from those nine-in-a-row days with their Old Firm rivals Celtic on their own run of consecutive championship victories.
Such an achievement looks a lifetime away for the Rangers faithful, who only last weekend were beaten at home by Hibernian.
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