Hibs sign Jamie Murphy from Rangers

Last updated : 30 August 2020 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today confirmed the signing of Rangers winger Jamie Murphy.

The Hibees have agreed a deal for the 31-year-old that will initially be a season long loan deal, before it turns permanent next summer.

Murphy has agreed to sign a 1-year-deal when the loan deal expires next summer, which is also when his deal at Ibrox finishes.

Speaking to the official website, Murphy said:

“I’m delighted to have signed for Hibernian and I’m just looking forward to getting started.

“No-one had to sell the club to me and I’m fortunate to know a good few of the players so I’m sure it’ll be a straightforward transition for me.

“I’ve seen how well the team has started the season and I want to do my bit to make sure we can push on from here.”

Hibs boss Jack Ross added:

“Jamie Murphy is a player of proven quality in the top-flight of Scottish football, who has also picked up great experience in England and with the national team along the way.

“He offers us another option out wide to complement the creative players we can already call upon.

“For me, it’s also apparent just how keen he is to play football and win games. That comes through loud and clear and I have no double he’ll be a real asset for us.”

Murphy has previously played for Motherwell, Sheffield United and Brighton.

Editors View:

A good solid signing for the Hibees.

Murphy has plenty of experience and should bring some decent quality to the side.

The only downside being that he won't be able to play any games against Rangers.

He's not the type of player Hibs have been going for recently - young and a player that can be developed - but boss Jack Ross must have been looking for a player who could slot right in and have influence.

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