In news which will please most fans, Rangers are set to complete a pseudo-swap for two million pound players.
Reports today confirm Rangers have upped the bid for Brighton’s Jamie Murphy, to a seven-figure sum much more in line with their valuation, while Preston, who outlets claimed were done with their interest in Josh Windass after having a £500k bid rejected, are set to increase it to the million pound sum Rangers want.
It would mark a literal swap for Rangers on the left, with Windass leaving for around a million to Alex Neil’s men, while the ex-Motherwell winger Murphy would arrive from down south for about the same.
It further enhances Rangers’ options on the left, with the imminent return of Lee Wallace meaning Declan John and Murphy will vie for that slot. It would mark the strongest the left flank has been since well before admin (Sone Aluko and Matt McKay were the best Ally McCoist’s SPL Rangers had on that side) and would give Rangers fans quite a boost for the new year.
Management has clearly decided not to settle for just John and Wallace on that side, and this signing as well as the sale of Windass is evidently one of the many changes the board hopes to make this transfer window.
A trivial further boost is all three of the left sided flankers are current of former internationalists. And Rangers certainly have not had enough of them in recent years.