Rangers winger Jamie Murphy’s loan to Easter Road has now indeed been made permanent and the former Scotland cap is a full Hibs player.
The original loan did come with option/obligation to buy, and that has now gone through meaning the attacker will be able to face his old side next season.
He was one of a handful of fan-favourite players supporters were so eager to see given a chance, but the manager was never interested and to get football he went to League One then Hibs.
And of course the loan was a ‘try before you buy’ as Rangers did with Bongani Zungu, but the difference being Murphy impressed hugely at Easter Road and the deal was made permanent.
The fee is believed to be around £350,000 and is therefore a big purchase for Hibs, and while Murphy will rue the Killie pitch which destroyed his Rangers career, at least he can still play football and got his football career going again.
We wish him luck, but obviously not when he faces us.