Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy is reportedly open to joining Rangers on loan.
According to Herald and Times Sport, the 25-year-old is keen to make the move up north to join Steven Gerrard’s side, who have made a terrific start to the new season.
The Gers won again yesterday, beating Dundee United 4-0 at Ibrox.
That’s now 19 points from a possible 21, and Gerrard’s men are yet to concede a goal in the league after seven games, which landed them a new clean sheet record.
Things are looking good, and Rangers fans are hoping this high level can be maintained.
One way to do that is by adding the right players, and Premier League forward Murphy is said to be keen to join Rangers.
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is thought to want to keep the player for strength in depth.
TBR’s View – Murphy can increase competition
It may be that Murphy is unavailable this window, despite claims he is keen for a loan to Rangers.
But the report suggests Newcastle could let him go in January depending on how much he has featured.
Rangers should continue to monitor the player’s situation, as he is someone who could potentially come in and have a positive impact.
£25,000-a-week star Murphy (Spotrac) hasn’t really ever settled at Newcastle, but he cost a reported £12 million for a reason (BBC Sport), and has the talent to be able to compete and raise the general level at Ibrox.