Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is still keen on bringing Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy to Ibrox at some point in the future, according to a report in The Chronicle,
Murphy still on Gerrard’s radar
The Gers were linked with a move for the £3.15m-valued 25-year-old (Transfermarkt) during the summer transfer window, but he ended up staying at St. James’ Park. He has made a good start to the season, scoring twice and providing one assist in five appearances for the Toon (stats prior to Newcastle’s clash with Everton).
Although he was unable to convince him to move to Ibrox during this summer, it seems that the 40-year-old former Liverpool captain refuses to give up on signing Murphy. The report also says that the Magpies want to tie him down to a new contract as he has less than a year left on his current deal.
Persistence could pay off
Gerrard was eager to add a new right winger to his side during the summer, and Murphy looked like he could fit the bill. He has struggled with the Premier League side since making a £12m move there in 2017, managing just one goal in 41 appearances prior to this campaign. However, his spell at Sheffield Wednesday last season, where he netted nine times in 39 matches, indicated that he does have the talent to make it.
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Noel Whelan recently said that Murphy is a player “with so much ability”. That is exactly the kind of player Gerrard could do with this season. So far this term, he has been forced to play attacking midfielder Ianis Hagi out of position to balance his front three – the arrival of Murphy would give him another option and perhaps more balance in attack.
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