By Wayne Veysey

26th Mar, 2018 | 4:28am

Rangers in pole position to sign PL attacker with dazzling feet, total fee set at £1.7m - report

By Richard Parks

Rangers are “likely” to complete the permanent signing of winger Jamie Murphy in the summer transfer window, according to a report.

The Daily Record claim the Glasgow giants are well placed to convert the Brighton wide man’s loan into a full-time deal.

It is said that Rangers have an option to sign Murphy and they are the only club to have so, to leave them in pole position to push through the move at the end of the season.

The Scotland international, 28, has said in recent weeks that he is “absolutely” keen to join the Light Blues permanently after the success of his loan.

Murphy has scored three goals and supplied six assists in 11 appearances for Rangers.

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The Daily Record has previously reported that the total cost of signing Murphy is £1.7million, including the loan fee.

Football Insider verdict:

Given the attitude of all parties to get the deal done, Rangers fans can look forward to the prospect of Murphy lighting up the left flank again next season. He has made a big impression during his loan, with his touch, vision and dazzling feet providing a regular supply line from out wide and where had previously been a problem position for the team. Murphy epitomises the new attacking spirit under Graeme Murty and his presence makes the team far more dangerous.

In other Rangers news, the club’s board “have been on their knees begging” 70-yr-old to take over as manager.

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