Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas’ proposed transfer to Orange County SC has stalled but multiple Scottish Championship clubs are reportedly waiting to swoop with loan offers, according to the Daily Record.
Pedro Caixinha was a big fan of the then-teenage prospect during his short time at the helm, handing Barjonas a debut as a substitute against Partick Thistle in May 2017.
The youngster played in each of the Gers’ final four fixtures of the 2016/17 campaign and then made five further appearances the following season.
However, he hasn’t featured for the first team in a competitive match since then, instead representing the club’s Colts and B team, as well as Bury, Raith Rovers and Partick Thistle on loan.
After being overlooked consistently by Gerrard over the first half of the season, it was reported by Jordan Campbell of The Athletic on deadline day that Barjonas was close to joining the Gers’ partner club Orange County SC.
Jamie Barjonas is close to signing for Orange County SC on a permanent deal. One year contact with an option for another year.
Rhys Breen and Jack Thomson could also join him on loan at Rangers’ partner club in the US.
— Jordan Campbell (@JordanC1107) February 1, 2021
It was asserted then that a permanent move was imminent but an announcement hasn’t followed and the Daily Record reports that weeks later, an agreement still hasn’t been reached.
With the transfer hanging in the balance, several Scottish Championship clubs are reportedly keen to bring the 22-year-old in on loan.
Barjonas spent time in the second tier with Partick Thistle last season prior to the football shutdown, making five appearances.
Any temporary move elsewhere would likely take him to the end of his current Ibrox contract and leave him a free agent come the summer.
Yet, after months without first-team football and B team fixtures currently halted due to Covid concerns, the prospect of playing in the Championship will surely be an attractive one for the midfielder.