Rangers are close to finalising a £1million move for Brighton winger Jamie Murphy, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim a deal is close to being agreed for the 28-year-old which would see him join his boyhood heroes before they jet off to the United States to face Brazilian sides Corinthians and Atletico Mineiro in the Florida Cup.
Murphy was left out of Brighton’s squad for their New Year’s Day draw with Bournemouth and he is believed to be high on Ibrox director of football Mark Allen’s shopping list.
The former Motherwell and Sheffield United attacker was a key part of the Brighton side which won promotion to the Premier League last season but has found himself on the periphery of Chris Hughton’s squad so far this season.
Rangers are due to fly out to Florida at the end of the week and the Gers will be hoping to get any move over the line before then to allow the former Scotland youth international to get acquanited with his new team-mates before they return to domestic action on January 21st.
Football Insider verdict: Murphy could be exactly the type of player Rangers have been looking for recently. The 28-year-old would be a good addition to Murty’s squad and would give the Gers something different in attack to what they already have. With clubs reported to be looking at luring Josh Windass away from Ibrox in the January window, Murphy’s arrival could force the former Accrington star down the pecking order at Ibrox or possibly free him up for a move elsewhere after 18 months in Scotland. A boyhood Rangers fan, Murphy will also bring some much needed experience to the Gers threadbare squad.
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