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Transfer blow for Rangers as January reshuffle reportedly hits first setback

Rangers may not return to league action until next week when they face a tough test against second-place Aberdeen, but manager Graeme Murty is keen to tie up this winter transfer business well before the must-win tie at Ibrox.

Gers fans here in The Transfer Tavern share their manager’s sentiment, and hope to have news of new faces before the top of the table clash a week on Wednesday. Our landlord caught up with the Scottish contingent over a couple of games of pool to chat transfer targets, with reports from Sky Sports Scotland on Twitter suggesting that Kilmarnock will reject a £500,000 offer for winger Jordan Jones that Rangers submitted over the weekend.

The talented winger had been linked with several Championship sides including Hull City, but it is the Glasgow giants who have made the first move for the player’s signature. The 23-year-old Northern Ireland international was born in Middlesbrough, but moved to Killie from boyhood club Boro in 2016.

Landlord’s Verdict: Jones is one of the most exciting prospects in the Scottish Premier League, and Rangers are proving to their fans that their ambition to challenge Celtic for the title has returned with a bid for the impressive winger.

Jones is a pacy winger with a wicked cross, and his form has attracted the attentions of sides south of the border. If Rangers can tie up a deal for Jones by meeting Kilmarnock’s valuation of the player, they would send a clear message to their SPL rivals that the club are in a financial position to compete for the division’s biggest stars.

Gers fans, let us know your thoughts!

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