Brighton winger Jamie Murphy delighted to be on cusp of 'dream' move to Rangers
Brighton winger Jamie Murphy admits he is close to fulfilling a boyhood dream by signing for Rangers.
The former Motherwell player has arrived in Glasgow for a medical and could complete a transfer to Ibrox before Graeme Murty's squad head off on a mid-season trip to Florida.
When asked at Glasgow Airport if it was his dream to sign for Rangers, locally-born Murphy said: "Always, so hopefully I can get the medical through.
"I don't think it's all done yet but it's good to be home. It's the club I supported as a boy and still support now."
Murphy scored 10 goals in his first two seasons for Brighton and made 40 appearances last term as they sealed promotion, but the 28-year-old has only played four times in the Premier League.
The former Scotland Under-21 international hit 50 goals for Motherwell before moving to Sheffield United five years ago.
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The Ibrox side completed their first January signing on Wednesday when QPR midfielder Sean Goss arrived on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Rangers also have Michael O'Halloran back in their ranks following a loan spell with St Johnstone and are trying to secure the early return of Andy Halliday from a season-long deal with Gabala of Azerbaijan.
Meanwhile, Rangers have loaned 18-year-old left-back Myles Beerman to Queen of the South until the end of the season.
The teenager made eight first-team appearances last season before making his Malta debut but has not featured this term after being hampered by injury.