Rangers suffer blow in pursuit of PL attacker after transfer twist – report
Rangers transfer target Jamie Murphy has not boarded the plane with the rest of the squad, as Rangers jet off to Florida for their winter break.
It was expected that Murphy would join Rangers last night, and the Daily Record report that the £1-million deal could be in jeopardy.
Murphy, whose childhood club was the Gers, was expected to complete the deal last night, and meet up with the rest of the team at Edinburgh airport this morning to fly to Orlando.
But Murty’s men will fly without him, as negotiations continue between the two clubs.
Rangers insist that it’s Brighton who are holding the deal up.
However, Sky Sports are reporting that a deal could still be done in time for the 28-year-old to fly out on his own, and join the squad as they partake in the Florida Cup.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Murty claimed that Murphy is itching to get this deal done, so he can fulfill his childhood ambition,
“Jamie is desperate to come to the football club,
“And we are doing everything we can behind the scenes, to make sure that he gets out to Florida and takes part in this camp.”
Murphy will add another attacking dimension should the deal be completed, which is much needed seeing as Rangers have dropped to third in the Scottish Premier League, 11 points behind bitter rivals Celtic.
In other Rangers transfer news, one midfielder has completed a temporary exit from the Ibrox.