Rangers winger Jordan Jones is a transfer target for Sunderland before Friday’s transfer deadline, according to the Northern Echo.
The 25-year-old checked-in at Ibrox in the summer, signing from Premiership rivals Kilmarnock.
This season has been a frustrating one for the Northern Ireland international.
A knee injury has hampered his progress and although he is now fit, he is struggling to force his way into Steven Gerrard’s team.
He has made just four appearances in the Premiership and five more during Rangers’ Europa League qualification process.
Jones needs to play some football and Sunderland could offer him the chance to do that.
The report claims that Gerrard is happy to sanction a move for Jones this month.
Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson will look for new additions in attack and the former Middlesbrough trainee could fit the billing.
The Black Cats are currently seventh in the third tier but could move into a play-off place with victory over Tranmere this evening.
During 2018/19, Jones netted four goals and registered four assists at Kilmarnock.
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Right now, playing football is paramount for the left-winger.
A knee injury picked up in a game against Celtic has ruined his chances of holding down a place in Gerrard’s team.
As a result, he will need to prove himself again and he won’t do that by being sat on a bench.
Sunderland could do with some more firepower to bolster their promotion ambitions.
Jones could prove an ideal signing for Parkinson and the Black Cats could benefit from an injection of pace.
If he can head to the Stadium of Light, play some games and then come back brimming with confidence, it could earn him another Rangers opportunity next season.