Two more clubs, QPR and Sheffield Wednesday, are reportedly interested in Rangers winger Jordan Jones, bringing the number of linked Championship teams to five.
In July, the Daily Record reported that the 25-year-old had been told he was free to leave Ibrox amid interest from Middlesbrough, Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers.
No move has yet materialised, but on Friday night, a fresh Daily Record report claimed that two further English second-tier clubs, QPR and Sheffield Wednesday, have joined the hunt.
This latest report also made reference to ongoing interest from Stoke but didn’t mention Jones’ boyhood club Middlesbrough or Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn.
The Northern Ireland international made a substitute appearance in the Europa League defeat to Bayer Leverkusen at the beginning of August, but is yet to feature in the 2020/21 Premiership campaign and hasn’t made any of the last three matchday squads.
QPR and Sheffield Wednesday join hunt for Rangers winger Jones – Verdict
Jones’ lack of involvement at domestic level so far this season suggests that Rangers would be willing to listen to offers for either a sale or a loan move.
The 25-year-old only arrived at Ibrox last summer on a long-term deal and is contracted until 2023.
Stoke City’s interest is no surprise given that Jones’ former international boss Michael O’Neill is at the helm there and has got the best out of the speedster in the past.
It looks like they’re facing plenty of competition to bring him in, though.
It’s conceivable that former Gers boss Mark Warburton is looking to the Premiership again after bringing Lyndon Dykes to QPR from Livingston, while Sheffield Wednesday are clearly similarly keen on strengthening their attacking options, with the Owls also linked with a swoop for Josh Windass, in a deal that could reportedly earn Rangers a six-figure fee.