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Mark Allen comments on Rangers loan star Murphy

Jamie Murphy of Rangers vies with Kris Boyd of Kilmarnock during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Kilmarnock at Ibrox Stadium on March 17, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers look like they might be signing Jamie Murphy on a permanent deal.

Jamie Murphy of Rangers vies with Kris Boyd of Kilmarnock during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Kilmarnock at Ibrox Stadium on March 17, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Rangers' Director of Football Mark Allen has told The Daily Record that there is an agreement in princple to sign Jamie Murphy on a permanent deal this summer.

The Scottish winger was a revelation during his half-season loan at Rangers from Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion, scoring five and setting up eight goals in 18 starts for the Gers.

It became evident very early on that keeping him at Ibrox would make the Scottish Premiership side a much more formidable force next season, when better players are added to supplement the team's quality.

The Daily Mail reported in January that Murphy was worth a bargain £1 million to sign permanently, and Allen reveals that discussions are underway over bringing the boyhood Rangers fan to Glasgow soon.

Jamie Murphy of Rangers is challenged by Scott Brown of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Glasgow,...

He said: "We'll see, no final decisions have been made. We owe the courtesy to those players and their football clubs to speak with them first.

"But once that decision has been taken and made then you guys will get the nod. Yes, there is an agreement in principle to sign Jamie Murphy."

As far as left wingers go, Murphy is one of the very best in Scotland and what a huge boost it would be for Rangers to sign him permanently.

Still only 28, Murphy, who turns 29 in August, has a good few years left before he declines and what a player new Gers boss Steven Gerrard could have at his disposal.

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