Grimsby Town are close to making their first signing of the summer.
According to Grimsby Live, former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder David Jones looks set to sign for the Mariners, with the report suggesting a deal could be completed early next week.
The thirty-four-year-old has a pedigree of playing at a much higher level than League Two, having come through the youth system at Manchester United, Jones enjoyed spells at Blackburn, Wigan, Derby and Wolves.
While at Molineux he was a key member of Mick McCarthy’s 2008/9 Championship winning team and went on to make thirty-two appearances in the Premier League over the next two seasons for the Wanderers.
The key to the move may well be his time at Burnley when Town boss Michael Jolley was the under-23 coach. Jones spent three seasons at Turf Moor making over one hundred and thirty appearances for the Clarets before moving to Hillsborough in 2016. A potential move to Blundell Park will see the pair link up once again.
Could be a good signing for Grimsby, the current squad is young and inconsistent; having an older experienced head in the dressing room should aid the development of the Mariners younger players.
Jones struggled for game time last season and may welcome a move to a lower level to play some games and pass on his experience.
A drop in wages might be an issue, but if the player is keen to play, Grimsby might just have made an excellent start to their summer business.