As per one of the latest reports by Sky Sports, Rangers are perceived to be interested to sign Brighton & Hove Albion’s Jamie Murphy on a permanent deal in the upcoming January transfer window. The negotiations are believed to be in the contemplative stage, although no fee has been agreed upon as of now.
Rangers are at the 3rd in the Scottish Premiership table with 40 points to their name after 22 games. In their last game, they locked horns against their arch-rivals, Celtic, in what is renowned as the Old Firm derby, the game ended goalless and both the sides shared points. Despite the draw, the Gers would be mightily pleased with the outcome, given the current stature of the Celts.
Pedro Caixinha’s reign at the Ibrox Stadium didn’t last long and post his departure, Graeme Murty, who has been appointed as the boss for this season, has been discharging the tasks of the manager. He has been able to produce a decent result with the Glasgow-based outfit and given that his task would be to earn a second-place finish, for Celtic are currently the absolute favourites.
In order to do the same, he would certainly need reinforcements in the upcoming transfer window and no wonder why they have placed an experienced campaigner in the shape of Murphy on their radar. Murphy emerged through the youth ranks of Motherwell and was later promoted to their senior side.
He garnered the adequate amount of experience in the Scottish football with the Steelmen, having played for them for a considerable period of time. After that, he made a move to Sheffield United and eventually moved to the ranks of Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer of 2015.
The 28-year-old played an instrumental role in the promotional campaign of the Seagulls last season as he made 35 appearances and helped his side to get lifted to the Premier League. However, he has been overlooked so far this season by Chris Hughton and has been handed merely 1 start and 3 substitute appearances in the English top flight.
At this stage of his career, the winger would be keen to get more game time under his belt and a move away from the Amex Stadium in January might be something at the back of his mind. Rangers would be an exciting option for him and if the Light Blues manage to lure him, the quality of their arsenal would certainly enhance considerably.