Report: Preston make contact to sign Rangers winger Jordan Jones

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Rangers winger Jordan Jones will be allowed to leave Ibrox this summer – and TEAMtalk claim that Preston have made contact about a deal.

The Gers landed Jones on a pre-contract agreement in 2019, luring him from Kilmarnock in what looked like a bargain free transfer.

Jones made a bright start at Ibrox, but bizarrely managed to injure himself whilst getting sent off against Celtic in September, and didn’t make another league appearance until January.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JULY 07: Jordan Jones of Rangers is seen in action during the pre season friendly match between Rangers and Oxford United at Ibrox Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With just 38 league minutes played since that red card, Jones has become a misfit at Ibrox – and the Daily Record claim that Steven Gerrard has now told him he can leave.

It’s hard to imagine that Rangers will demand a huge fee for Jones, though he does still have two years left on his contract.

North End have now allegedly asked about a deal, and that’s maybe not a huge surprise; Preston were interested in Jones in 2017 according to the Daily Mail.

So where would he fit in? Jones predominantly plays on the left flank, cutting in on his right foot whilst using his trickery and blistering pace.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Jordan Jones of Rangers FC looks dejected after the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 01, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His end product has often left a lot to be desired, as even at Kilmarnock his record stood at 11 goals and 22 assists in 119 games; a goal involvement every 3.6 games.

Jones is of a good age at 25, and has international experience with Northern Ireland, meaning he could tick some boxes for Alex Neil as North End seek more quality in the final third.

Barnsley, Blackburn Rovers, Middlesbrough, Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City are also keen too, meaning North End race a real battle for Jones if this rumour is true.

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