Murphy missed virtually all of last season, with Gers boss Steven Gerrard confirming that a loan move is a possibility as they look to get Murph back to full fitness.
Hearts boss Craig Levein recently admitted that one or two “quite interesting” developments have appeared on the horizon – and a move to Tynecastle would actually be a really good fit for Murphy.
“There’s another couple of things on the horizon. One or two things have come up that might happen and are quite interesting,” Levein told the Evening News.
Any loan move for Murphy would likely be until January and remaining in Scotland would seem the obvious option so the Gers can keep close tabs on how he’s coping physically.
With a young family, a move to England for a few months would appear to be an unlikely option for Murphy and it would leave him just a little too far out of touch for Rangers to really monitor his fitness and recovery properly.
It could well be that Murphy would rather stick around and fight for his place at Ibrox over the coming months but without regular games under his belt then it’ll be an uphill battle for him.
Heading along the M8 for a few months and playing regularly might just be the ideal opportunity for him to salvage his Rangers career – or even win a permanent move elsewhere.
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