'Great bit of business' - Derek Johnstone blown away by potential Rangers signing
Former Rangers striker Derek Johnstone has admitted that if Rangers can sign Jamie Murphy from Brighton it will be a “great bit of business” by the Ibrox club.
The Gers are expected to secure the signing of the 28-year-old attacker over the next few days as manager Graeme Murty overhauls his squad in his first transfer window in charge.
The Gers have already added QP midfielder Sean Goss this month and the arrival of Murphy would the Gers some real quality up front.
Johnstone believes Rangers would be getting a “smashing footballer” if they can secure the former Motherwell and Sheffield United star.
“If Murphy puts pen to paper then it will be money well spent. It will be a great bit of business,” Johnstone said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“He is a smashing footballer. He has played at a good level down south with both Sheffield United and Brighton. Plus, he knows the Scottish game.
“I have watched Jamie in action down south on numerous occasions on television and have always liked what I have seen.”
The Brighton winger arrived in Glasgow on Thursday afternoon to undergo a medical ahead of his proposed move but was still awaiting confirmation of his move as his new team-mates jetted out to the United States for a winter training camp.
During their time in the States, Rangers will come up against Brazilian sides Corinthians and Atletico Mineiro and remain hopeful Murphy will be able to join them if and when his transfer is completed.
The Gers return to domestic action on January 21st when they travel to face Highland League minnows Fraserburgh in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.
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