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Rangers have completed he signing of winger Jamie Murphy from Brighton on a three-year deal.

Both clubs announced the 28-year-old's permanent transfer at noon on Friday, Murphy having impressed during a loan spell at Ibrox last term.

Murphy becomes the third signing of Steve Gerrard's managerial reign, with Scott Arfield and Allan McGregor having signed earlier this week.

Gerrard, who was appointed Rangers manager on May 4, told rangers.co.uk: "It's more good news for the club that Jamie has committed his future to us ahead of the new campaign.

"He had an impressive start to his Rangers career in the second half of last season and we hope to see him continue to grow at the club next season and beyond."

Murphy was equally thrilled to have got the switch finalised.

He said: "I'm delighted to make my move to Rangers permanent. This club means a lot to me and it already feels like home.

"Whilst I'm naturally disappointed we didn't complete the objectives that we set for ourselves last season, I am more determined than ever to help this club to be a success."

Murphy formed a solid partnership with Declan John on the left after moving to Glasgow in January, and scored four Ladbrokes Premiership goals as the team finished third - 12 points behind arch rivals Celtic.

The former Motherwell man had found opportunities limited with the Seagulls, featuring just four times in the Premier League.

Speaking in January, Brighton manager Chris Hughton spoke glowingly about the player.

Hughton said on his club's website: "Jamie is a great lad, a fantastic professional and has a desire to play and, while we were in no hurry to see him leave, we do understand his desire to play for his boyhood team and one of the biggest clubs in Scotland."

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