Jamie Murphy has completed a move from Rangers to Hibs on an initial season-long loan, with a permanent one-year contract to follow next year.
The winger joins Jack Ross’ men in the hunt of regular first-team football. It has been hard to come by at Rangers following an ACL injury two seasons ago now and Easter Road will be where he attempts to get it.
Murphy first broke into Scottish football at Motherwell, becoming the Steelmen’s top scorer in European football, before spells down south with Brighton and Sheffield United. He was brought back to Scottish football with Rangers in January 2018 and spent some time on loan at Burton Albion last term.
He’s now looking forward to life as a Hibee as he aims to help the club push on from their impressive start of four wins from five: “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.”
Manager Ross is equally pleased to bring in a player of Murphy’s calibre. He reckons the winger could be a ‘real asset’: “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 doubt he’ll be a real asset for us.”
Hibs return to action this afternoon, facing Aberdeen at Easter Road as they look to remain unbeaten heading into the international break. Murphy could be in line to make his debut against the Dons.