Brighton forward Jamie Murphy has confirmed that he is on the verge of signing for Rangers.
Murphy, 28, was spotted in Scotland on Thursday with the Daily Record reporting that the attacker arrived to sign off on a three-and-a-half year deal.
Now, the former Motherwell forward has confirmed that there are just some final details to wrap up before he is officially a Rangers player and he hopes that he can get that done and dusted as soon as possible.
“It’s a great feeling to be coming back home,” he said to the Daily Record.
“There are still things to be finalised but I’m hoping we can get it all tied up as quickly as possible. All I want is to help the team keep on improving.”
It is understood that Murphy is set to be unveiled by the Light Blues on Friday after putting the finishing touches to a £1million switch from Premier League side Brighton.
It means that the attacker will be the Gers’ second signing of the January transfer window after Sean Goss completed a loan move from QPR on Wednesday.
Football Insider verdict
Murphy should be a decent signing for Rangers and it will be interesting to see how Graeme Murty utilises him once the winter break is over. The Florida Cup in the USA could give some indication as to what kind of role the Scottish forward will play as he is able to play up front or on the wings. Murty seems to have had most success with a narrow 4-1-2-1-2 system with Josh Windass and Alfredo Morelos up front. That No 10 role behind the two strikers could be whether either Murphy or Windass play from now on, unless Murty sees his arrival as a chance to change his formation around.
In other Rangers news, six players may exit Ibrox this month in a January exodus that leaves just a handful of Pedro Caixinha’s signings left.
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