Brighton forward Jamie Murphy has arrived in Glasgow to undergo a medical ahead of his move to Rangers, according to a reliable journalist.
STV’s Raman Bhardwaj claimed on his personal Twitter account on Thursday that Murphy, 28, will put the final touches to his move to Ibrox after spotting him arriving in Scotland shortly after 02:30pm.
Jamie Murphy arrives in Glasgow to undergo a medical with Rangers. He'll sign a 3 and a half year deal. pic.twitter.com/bA27PfYBMe
— Raman Bhardwaj (@STVRaman) January 4, 2018
The Premier League forward is believed to be on the brink of signing a three-and-a-half year deal with the Ibrox giants after falling out of favour with Seagulls boss Chris Hughton this season.
The Gers are reported to be paying an initial £1million – potentially rising to £1.4m – for the boyhood fan, according to the Daily Record.
Murphy has only made seven appearances so far this season after playing a key role last season as Brighton won promotion to the Premier League for the first time.
Football Insider verdict:
Murphy’s signing could be the best bit of business by a Scottish Premiership club in the January transfer window. The former Motherwell and Sheffield United star has experience at the top level in both Scotland and England and is no stranger to the expectations of the Ibrox support after growing up a Gers fan. At 28 Murphy should be at the peak of his abilities as a player and at £1million he could prove to be an absolute steal by Rangers. Not likely to bring many goals but should play a big part in breaking down defences – something the Gers have struggled with this season.
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