Report: Rangers winger Jamie Murphy wanted by Blackpool

General View of the Stadium with the Blackpool Tower in the background before the Sky Bet League Two match between Blackpool and Luton Town at Bloomfield Road on May 14, 2017 in Blackpool,...

Rangers winger Jamie Murphy is being eyed for a move away from Ibrox.

Jamie Murphy of Rangers is congratulated by his team mates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6,...

According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers winger Jamie Murphy is being targeted for an Ibrox exit – by English League One side Blackpool.

The Gers took Murphy on loan from Brighton in January 2018, finally handing him his dream move to Ibrox having grown up supporting the club.

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His move became permanent last summer, and after a strong pre-season under Steven Gerrard, he sadly suffered a major knee injury in August – and hasn't played a first-team game since.

 

Murphy, 29, is now coming back to full fitness, and could face Marseille in a pre-season friendly this weekend, but he's now being eyed up elsewhere.

It's believed that new Blackpool manager Simon Grayson is desperate to land Murphy having wanted him at Sunderland in 2017, and is now hoping to lure him to Bloomfield Road once he's proven his fitness.

This seems incredibly ambitious by the Seasiders, even on loan. Murphy is too good for League One at his best, possibly even after only just coming back from such a long lay-off.

Jamie Murphy of Rangers celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Murphy himself may not be so keen, certainly not a permanent basis. He's finally got his Rangers dream, and he'll be keen to make up for lost time when he's back and ready to play.

Yet with Jordan Jones signed and Ryan Kent targeted, Murphy could find himself down the pecking order at Ibrox, and a few months on loan at Blackpool may just allow him to get back to top form and ready to really kick on with Rangers again.

General View of the Stadium with the Blackpool Tower in the background before the Sky Bet League Two match between Blackpool and Luton Town at Bloomfield Road on May 14, 2017 in Blackpool,...

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