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Glasgow Rangers could complete bargain transfer of Jamie Murphy in January

Jamie Murphy of Brighton and Hove Albion is chased Souleymane Bamba and Joe Ralls of Cardiff City by during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Cardiff City...

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers initially wanted Jamie Murphy in the summer transfer window.

Jamie Murphy of Brighton and Hove Albion shoots during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between AFC Bournemouth and Brighton and Hove Albion at Vitality Stadium on September 19, 2017 in...

According to the Scottish Sun, Glasgow Rangers are chasing Brighton & Hove Albion winger Jamie Murphy, and he could be a real bargain for the Ibrox side.

Rangers were after Murphy in the summer transfer window, but Sky Sports reported that Brighton valued the wide-man at £4 million back then.

Jamie Murphy of Brighton and Hove Albion is chased Souleymane Bamba and Joe Ralls of Cardiff City by during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Cardiff City...

Just six months later, that asking price has been significantly reduced, with Murphy now available for just over £1 million.

Rangers’ failure to land Murphy in the summer now looks like a real bonus, as it has saved the Glasgow side a considerable amount of money.

Jamie Murphy of Brighton in action during the pre-season friendly match between Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion at Carrow Road on July 29, 2017 in Norwich, England.

Murphy has failed to make an impact at Brighton this season, which has caused his value to reduce. The 28-year-old has barely featured for the Seagulls since their promotion to the Premier League, and has reportedly been deemed expendable now.

If Rangers are to bring in Murphy, he is likely to go straight into Graeme Murty’s side’s starting line-up, and could offer the Light Blues an injection of quality in their attacking ranks.

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