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Simon Murray unveiled as Dundee transfer signing as Hibs miss out on Ross County striker target

Simon Murray has completed his move to Dundee after an agreement was struck with Ross County.

Football Scotland told earlier how the Dees had won the race to sign their former striker, 32, despite Hibs' desire to bring him back to Easter Road this summer. Now it has been confirmed that the player, who netted just three times in his previous stint at Dens Park back in 2018, had moved back to his old side.

Murray has, since his exit, been more prolific with the likes of Queen's Park and the Staggies and Football Scotland understands a six-figure sum was spent by Tony Docherty's side to ensure they got the move over the line.

David Gray, the new Hibs head coach, hoped to be reunited with his former teammate at Easter Road while sporting director Malky Mackay had also worked with him in Dingwall.

Murray, on his return, said: "It’s amazing. It’s taken a while and it’s something I’ve just wanted to get done and to now be here permanently feels amazing. It’s good to be back. After speaking with the manager it just feels right for me. My family are based in Dundee, I grew up here, I grew up watching the club and the club are going places and I wanted to be part of that.

"I just felt at this time in my career with family and the way the club is I felt it was the right time to come back. This is the club I support and to live that dream is amazing and I can’t wait to get started."