Hibernian reject six-figure bid, should Rangers increase offer?

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers should be on the lookout for a new Ibrox striker this month.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Daily Record claim Hibernian have rejected a six-figure offer from second-tier Turkish side Elazigspor for in-form striker Simon Murray - and that should convince Rangers to make their move.

Graeme Murty has already brought in two new players to Ibrox this month, landing Sean Goss on loan from Championship side QPR while Jamie Murphy joins on loan from Brighton with a permanent deal set in stone for the Scotsman.

Now, Murty's attention should be adding a new, proven Scottish Premiership striker to his squad after bolstering his midfield options with Goss and the return of Halliday, while Michael O'Halloran is also back in the side on the flanks.

Simon Murray of Hibernian in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Eduardo Herrera has simply not got to grips with the pace of Scottish Premiership football. The 19-time Mexico international's slow style of play is not suited north of the border, proving to be another failure of Pedro Caixinha's reign.

Veteran striker and Gers icon Kenny Miller is still sidelined with a ruptured hamstring, and he is expected to remain sidelined for another couple of months. Josh Windass has been made to deputise up front, despite naturally being a midfielder.

Murty needs a striker, especially seeing as his diamond formation uses two frontmen, and that should convince the 43-year-old boss to land Murray by upping Elazigspor's offer to a fee Hibs simply cannot refuse.

Simon Murray of Hibernian in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Hibs boss and former Celtic midfielder Neil Lennon was quoted as saying Murray could still leave: "As it stands we’ll be keeping Simon unless another bid comes in that makes us think."

Murray, 25, showed the Ibrox crowed just what he can do back in August, scoring Hibs' first of three in their 3-2 win over the Gers. He has now amassed a huge 14 goals in 25 games, as well as turning provider on a further six occasions.

Adding a proven SPL goalscorer, along with his creativity in the final third, would be crucial in seeing Rangers rival Aberdeen for second place and reducing the gap between themselves and Old Firm rivals Celtic.

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