Should Celtic reignite reported summer interest in long-term Rangers target?

31st October 2018, Kilmac Stadium, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Celtic; Daniel Arzani of Celtic challenges for the ball with Genserix Kusunga of Dundee

Celtic need a winger after the long-term injury suffered by Daniel Arzani.

31st October 2018, Kilmac Stadium, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Celtic; Daniel Arzani of Celtic during the warm up

Celtic have had little luck with injuries of late and the anterior cruciate ligament blow suffered by Daniel Candeias is sure to convince Brendan Rodgers to enter the January market for options out wide.

The Australia international has been ruled out until the end of the season with the knee injury, along with Kouassi Eboue who has suffered a similar problem.

Celtic were already light on options out wide, with the loss of Patrick Roberts in the summer failing to be replaced. Other than Scott Sinclair and James Forrest, the Hoops have little top-quality options.

 

Lewis Morgan is yet to prove himself with the Bhoys, while Jonny Hayes has hardly had a sniff. Though Arzani looks likely to remain at Celtic after agreeing a two-year loan, Celtic need more recruitment.

It should see Brendan Rodgers reignite reported summer interest in Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones, who is a long-term target for Old Firm rivals Rangers.

TeamTalk claimed towards the end of August that Celtic were eyeing a move for the 24-year-old winger, while the report stated that Rangers were also keen on the Northern Ireland international and were readying a £500,000 bid.

23rd September 2018, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Lewis Morgan of Celtic brings the ball away from Jordan Jones of Kilmarnock

Jones' contract expires at the end of the season at Rugby Park, and the report claimed that he had snubbed a new offer. It seems as though that this season will be his last with Steve Clarke's side.

Celtic have got to beat Rangers and make a move for Jones, not only to ease their options out wide, but to land a bargain at just £500,000.

3rd February 2018, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland; Scottish Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Jordan Jones and Greg Taylor celebrate at the final whistle

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