Rangers FC ramp up their interest in Premier League winger

#7 Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United. (Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images)
#7 Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United. (Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images) /

Rangers FC have contacted Newcastle United over a potential deal.

The rumor mill is operating in full force for Rangers FC as the club approaches their sixth game of the season.

Despite all the distractions surrounding their main players, Gers are off to a phenomenal start with 13 points and a record of four victories and one draw from their opening five games.

Steven Gerrard’s men will be on the road this weekend, but they will be heavy favorites to claim three more points against Hamilton Academical. As a collective unit, Rangers seem focused on perpetuating their current momentum and earning positive results to keep their place as league-leaders.

The transfer saga involving Alfredo Morelos, and the latest speculation on Ryan Kent’s future have taken all the headlines in the media, but Rangers have been making some wise transfer moves behind the scenes.

According to a new report from Football Insider, Rangers have stepped up their interest in Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy.

The report claims that Rangers have contacted the front office at St. James’ Park to better understand Murphy’s current situation and availability. The 25-year-old has been playing regular football over the last season-and-a-half, just not for the Magpies.

Murphy was loaned out to West Brom for the second half of the 2018-19 season, where his performances were mediocre, but he excelled as a loanee for Sheffield Wednesday last season.

With nine goals and four assists to his name last term, Murphy was an integral player for the Owls, and he was directly involved in 22% of their goals.

With Murphy struggling to impress manager Steve Bruce at Newcastle United, the door is certainly open for him to take his talent elsewhere.

Murphy’s presence out wide would aid Rangers in their objective to break down opponents that park the bus, but they have some competition for his signature south of the border.

Sheffield Wednesday are interested in bringing Murphy back, and having spent an entire season there already, one can assume that they have an advantage. Then again, Rangers would provide him with an opportunity to compete for titles and play in Europe.

It will be interesting to see how things play out, and what price tag Newcastle United will demand. He was purchased for £10m in 2017, but he should be available at a cut price due to his low placement in the pecking order at the winger position.

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