Will Jordan Jones offer haunt Rangers?

Jordan Jones of Kilmarnock celebrates scoring a goal at the start of the second half with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Kilmarnock at...

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers may have competition from Nottingham Forest and Sunderland for the Scottish Premiership star.

Kilmarnock's Jordan Jones during the Betfred League Cup game on July 18, 2017 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

It looks like reported Rangers target Jordan Jones is attracting quite a bit of attention.

According to The Daily Mail's Live Transfer Blog [09/06/2018 11:45], Rangers remain interested in the Kilmarnock winger who they tried to sign in January, but Sunderland, Norwich City and Nottingham Forest are also keen.

The Gers saw a £350,000 bid knocked back earlier this year - a whopping £650,000 less than what Killie reportedly wanted for him [Daily Record] - and Steve Clarke claimed to BBC Scotland that the offer was "nowhere near acceptable".

But if Jones moves to an English club and rips it up then it could and should represent a big regret by the Ibrox side.

Jordan Jones of Kilmarnock celebrates scoring a goal at the start of the second half with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Kilmarnock at...

The 23-year-old winger had a superb second half of the season with the Rugby Park side, and the idea that Rangers missed out on a special player by simply not offering enough may be a bitter pill for fans of the Glasgow club to swallow.

The Northern Irishman, who has two caps under his belt, must be somewhat interested in testing himself in a division like the English Championship and it seems very plausible that former Gers boss Graeme Murty and Director of Football Mark Allan might have blown their best shot at bringing him to Ibrox.

It remains to be seen if the interest from down South is genuine, and whether or not he impresses of course, but if he does then Murty and Allan deserve a lot more criticism than they initially got for the perceived derisory offer.

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