There’s no shortage of interest in Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones with the January transfer window about to spring open.
According to The Mail, Rangers are interested in handing the newly capped Northern Ireland international a chance at one of Scotland’s biggest clubs while Hull City, Burnley and Norwich have also been keeping tabs on his development.
Jones, a former Middlesbrough youngster, has improved greatly since Steve Clarke took over at Rugby Park with his skill, trickery and enhanced end-product landing him three goals and three assists in 2017/18.
But where will he be plying his football in the New Year? A move to Burnley would obviously appeal to most players right now with The Clarets sitting seventh in the top flight at the turn of the year, just five points behind Liverpool in the final Champions League place.
And manager Sean Dyche has demonstrated his ability to coax every ounce of talent out of his players – suggesting that Turf Moor could be the ideal home for Jones to realise his potential.
Needless to say, then, Rangers face a big task trying to lure Jones to Ibrox with Burnley offering greater exposure and, most probably, bigger wages. But while Jones may find himself stuck in a back-up role in a settled Burnley side, he could force his way immediately into Rangers’ first-team.
There is still a gap that needs filling on the left-wing and with neither Jamie Walker nor Celtic-bound Lewis Morgan heading to Ibrox, Jones could be the man to step into the shoes of the departed Barrie McKay.
But is the prospect of a place in the starting XI enough for Rangers to beat Burnley to Jones’ signature?