Jamie Murphy has left Brighton and Hove Albion to join Scottish Premiership side Glasgow Rangers – initially on loan until the end of the season.
The move is expected to become permanent when the summer transfer window opens.
The 28-year-old became one of ten summer signings during 2015, before Chris Hughton’s first full season in charge, arriving from Sheffield United.
He was part of the squad which went close to going up in 2015-16, a year before Murphy and his teammates eventually secured an historic promotion to the Premier League in 2017.
The former Motherwell winger found first-team opportunities restricted this season and was limited to just four appearances in the Premier League.
Hughton said: “Jamie is a great lad, a fantastic professional and has a desire to play – and while we were in no hurry to see him leave, we do understand his desire to play for his boyhood team and one of the biggest clubs in Scotland.
“He’s been excellent for the club ever since we signed him from Sheffield United and wrote himself into club folklore as a crucial part of our promotion-winning side last season.
“On behalf of all at the club, I’d like to thank Jamie for his efforts and achievements during his time here and wish him the very best for the future.”