Barrie McKay’s transfer to Nottingham Forest last summer split Rangers fans with many thinking the Gers had hugely undervalued the Scotland winger.
With the Ibrox giants picking up £500,000 for their former ace McKay – who had entered the last year of his contract and rejected offers of a new deal – others thought they had got a decent enough price for him.
What everyone agreed on was that the Gers would need to replace him.
When the season kicked off, Josh Windass had been pushed out to left wing in a bid to fill McKay’s boots and while the former Accrington ace impressed on occasion he lacked any consistency out on the left.
After the signing of Declan John, it looked like Rangers had another alternative but injury to Lee Wallace saw the Welshman become step in at left-back and go on to, arguably, make himself first-choice there even when Wallace returns to fitness.
Now, with Rangers on the brink of securing Jamie Murphy from Brighton, according to the Eurosport, Rangers appear to have finally replaced McKay.
While Murphy is a different type of player from McKay, the 28-year-old should give the Ibrox giants more of an attacking threat down the left and take some of the strain off James Tavernier and Daniel Candeias on the opposite flank.
Murphy is the kind of player who should have been targeted by the Gers six months ago as part of Pedro Caixinha’s rebuild but with the Portuguese manager now managing on the other side of the world, the Light Blues have finally filled the hole left by McKay’s departure.
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