Rangers make Jamie Murphy’s loan spell into a permanent deal with three-year-contract

Rangers forward Jamie Murphy (SNS Group)

JAMIE MURPHY will return to Rangers next season after his loan deal from Brighton was made permanent.

The winger, who is part of Alex McLeish’s Scotland squad for upcoming friendlies against Peru and Mexico, was expected to be retained as part of the deal that brought him north during the January window.

And Rangers confirmed today that he had put pen to paper on a three-year-deal, having made 19 appearances this season, scoring five times.

Speaking to the club website, Murphy 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.”

Rangers have already added Scott Arfield and Allan McGregor to the squad, with more arrivals and departures expected.

Gers manager Steven Gerrard added: “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.”