Stoke City are set to table a bid for Rangers winger Jordan Jones, according to the Daily Mail. The Northern Irishman only joined on a free transfer in the summer but has struggled for game time since being sidelined for three months with a knee problem.
The 25-year-old picked up the injury when he fouled Celtic’s Moritz Bauer and was sent off in the Old Firm derby at the beginning of September.
During the winter break, manager Steven Gerrard had said that there had been no bids for Jones, despite reports that the likes of Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers were interested in the winger:
“We’re aware of the speculation but we’ve had nothing on the table for Jordan. He’s one of probably six to eight players where there is speculation and a lot of noise around them.”
The Mail, however, report that Stoke manager Michael O’Neill is now ready to make a formal offer for the winger, who he has managed at international level for Northern Ireland.
Rangers are said to be holding out for at least £1m for Jones, despite picking him up on a free in July.