Sky Sports have claimed Rangers shelled considerably more for summer signing Jamie Murphy than previously thought.
The former Brighton winger was sealed permanently last month as one Steven Gerrard’s first signings as manager, and the fee at the time was reported as £600,000, with Mark Allen confirming it was under negotiation and we were talking to Brighton about it.
However, Sky Sports have reported the actual sum was £1,000,000, £400,000 more than originally believed, which, if accurate, might not be overly welcomed by a great number of fans who weren’t entirely thrilled the deal was made permanent in the first place.
Murphy had a productive time of it from late January through to early March, but ‘that’ Old Firm which seemed to change almost everything at Ibrox, including fan verdict on his merits of being a Ranger.
His start to this season has been adequate, and he remains the only player to have scored in open competitive play after 180 minutes of football.
But we’re not absolutely sure he’s an especially good use of seven figures, if Sky’s claims are correct.