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23-year-old target would prove to be the right Carlos Pena replacement at Ibrox

Rangers summer signing and midfield flop Carlos Pena is on his way back to Mexico, with Pedro Caixinha-managed Cruz Azul keen on having the £2.2million man this month.

The Light Blues are already looking for replacement within the Scottish Premiership, and have identified Kilmarnock Jordan Jones as a top target.

As per The Scottish Sun, Rangers are willing to offer full-back Lee Hodson as a makeweight in the deal to bring the 23-year-old Northern Ireland international to Ibrox, and it goes to show how highly thought of he is by manager Graeme Murty.

Jones can prove to be perfect man capable of doing what Pena struggled with at Rangers, with his pace, skill and overall work rate also attracting the likes of Burnley and Norwich.

The Middlesbrough academy graduate has the much-needed creativity the Gers midfield could do with, and the fact that he has played his way into his country’s team, earned comparisons with a young George Best back home show his potential.

Jones’ ability to carve out chances after chances for the forwards is a huge part of the game that will do Rangers a lot of good, and with such quality attacker within their ranks, they can be rest assured of pipping Aberdeen to that desired 2nd place finish.