Murphy and Cummings are worth keeping around at Ibrox next season

As reported by The Scottish Sun, Rangers are in talks to complete the permanent signings of Jamie Murphy and Jason Cummings after their initial loan spells at Ibrox.

What’s the story?

There are likely to be many changes at Rangers this summer as new manager Steven Gerrard looks to put his own stamp on a failed squad.

However, there are unfinished bits of business on the club’s part to complete first, with two loan players from January having not yet signed up on a permanent basis.

Director of Football Mark Allen has confirmed that they are looking to do deals for attacking pair Murphy and Cummings.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “I’m confident Jamie will become a Rangers player, but we’re not quite there yet. With Jason there is dialogue, but it’s early”

Are the club right to pursue the duo further than their temporary stay?

Attacking impact

Of all Rangers’ January loan signings, Jamie Murphy was the most impressive in the second half of the season and definitely improved the attacking prowess of the Light Blues.

He scored five goals and assists 10 times in League and Cup action, providing a major boost to the side’s creativity levels in the final third.

Cummings was less impactful, with six goals and an assist, but played less matches than the former Motherwell man, playing second fiddle to Alfredo Morelos for the most part.

Both did enough to earn permanent deals at the club and were far from the worst offenders in Graeme Murty’s failed side, so the news that the club are seeking the transfer of both is likely good to hear for supporters.