According to The Guardian journalist Will Unwin, Glasgow Rangers’ Jordan Jones is closing in on a loan move to Wigan Athletic.
The Lowdown: Jones has little immediate Gers future
Jones spent the second half of last season on loan at Sunderland after controversially receiving a seven-game ban for breaking lockdown rules while still at Rangers (BBC).
As such, it feels as though he has little immediate future at the club, and it appears he could be soon on his way out of the door – at least on a temporary basis.
The Latest: Wigan close in on Jones
According to Unwin, the Latics are closing in on a move for Jones.
The reporter says the move will be a loan deal, though there are no details on who will pay the majority of his wages.
Jordan Jones will join Wigan on loan from Rangers, I am told.
— Will Unwin (@Will_Unwin) August 2, 2021
The Verdict: Makes sense
This is a move that makes sense – the Northern Ireland international just does not seem to have a future at Ibrox after last season’s lockdown blip.
He did relatively well during his time with the Black Cats last time out, scoring three goals and providing four assists in 21 matches (Transfermarkt) – he has created 29 goals throughout his career. Kevin Phillips even called one of his goals for the club “unbelievable” (Football FanCast) – high praise indeed.
Should Jordan Jones leave the club?
With Jones having made just 19 appearances in all competitions at Rangers, it is a little surprising that they have not decided to sell him. However, a good campaign with Wigan in the English third tier may put him in the shop window a little more, perhaps boosting the eventual fee they can receive for his services.
In other news, Rangers fans were livid with this journalist’s tweet.
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