By Mike Slater

28th Apr, 2021 | 12:15pm

View: Newcastle set for contract talks with Jacob Murphy, Rangers interest ended?

Rangers are eyeing up a summer move for Newcastle wing-back Jacob Murphy, as they look to build on their success.

The Sun have reported that the Bears are set to be rivalled by Watford and Burnley, after his successful season under Steve Bruce.

That has turned heads at St. James’ Park though, with the Magpies now set to open contract talks with Murphy to remain at the club.

Should those talks collapse, it is suggested that there is a £6million price tag on his head, something which may put Rangers off?

Even with these contract talks being opened, the Bears may as well wave goodbye to one of their reported targets for this summer.

The 26-year-old has started 12 Premier League games this season, as well as nine substitute appearances as he continues to impress in the North East.

Newcastle fan pages have described Murphy as “incredible” this season, and the fact he is also a supporter of the club, he is likely to stay there.

 

Not needed.

Murphy has been playing at right wing-back, and that is our strongest position in the entire squad as it stands.

James Tavernier has been joined by Nathan Patterson in the past few months, and they certainly don’t need any more competition at Ibrox.

Steven Gerrard clearly wants his squad improving, but bringing in Murphy would simply make no sense and this talk needs to be left in the past.

In other Rangers news, ‘Genius’ outfield ace dropped in big change – View: Predicted Bears starting XI for Celtic clash on Sunday