Date: 4th January 2018 at 12:57pm
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Brighton forward Jamie Murphy could be a Rangers player by the end of the day, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claimed on Thursday that the arrival of the 28-year-old at Ibrox is on the cards for the next 24 hours to become the second summer signing at Ibrox.

The report Murphy is set to sign a three-and-a-half year deal should he sign for the Gers.

It is understood that a potential medical is on the cards for Thursday too should an agreement be reached between Rangers and Brighton.

That would make the Premier League forward Light Blues manager Graeme Murty and director of football Mark Allen’s second signing of the January transfer window, after Sean Goss joined on loan from QPR until the end of the season.

Football Insider verdict

Murphy would prove to be a very shrewd bit of business by Rangers. The 28-year-old has struggled to get into the Brighton side but has proven his worth at Sheffield United and Motherwell. The winger is the type of player who would get fans off their seats, and he adds another attacking dimension to a Rangers side which has struggled to score goals on occasion this season. Murphy is the sort of signing that the Light Blues should have made at the start of the season, then perhaps they could have put in a genuine title challenge and not be languishing 11 points behind Celtic and in a battle for second place with Aberdeen.

In other Rangers news, red tape may delay Andy Halliday’s return to Ibrox 

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