Date: 11th January 2018 at 3:42pm
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Rangers manager Graeme Murty must launch an audacious bid to bring Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur to Ibrox with his contract nearing an end at Selhurst Park.

The 30-year-old boyhood Rangers fan would be a fantastic addition to the Gers engine room and add some real quality that has been lacking in recent years.

McArthur joined Premier League side Palace for £8million in 2014 and has made 114 appearances for the Eagles since his move from Wigan.

The midfield warrior, known for his combative spirit, lifted the FA Cup with the Latics and has won 32 caps for Scotland.

With Rangers suffering serious injury problems in midfield this season, the addition of McArthur would make sense to solve Graeme Murty’s selection headache and would be an upgrade on the likes of Jason Holt or even Ryan Jack.

McArthur is likely to be on a good wage with Palace but the possibly lure of winning trophies and competing for the Scottish title – as well as playing at a packed Ibrox every other week – could prove enticing the 30-year-old.

After leaving Scottish football in 2010, the landscape has changed immeasurably and while a move to Rangers might not carry the same appeal it once did to foreign players, it can still prove a huge draw for Scottish players – as Jamie Murphy’s recent move showed.

The Scotland international has been a regular for Roy Hodgson’s side this season but has been unable to hold down a regular place in the starting XI.

In other Rangers transfer news, the club are working on beating Celtic to the signing of a 22-year-old goal machine ripping up the league.

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