Hibs transfer latest: St Mirren consider deadline-day move for Alex Gogic, but Hibs not interested in Jamie McGrath

Hibs midfielder Alex Gogic could be poised to make a deadline-day switch to St Mirren, but Jamie McGrath is not coming the other way.

Sunday, 30th January 2022, 5:10 pm
Updated Sunday, 30th January 2022, 8:20 pm

Contrary to reports today that Hibs have made an offer for McGrath, the Edinburgh Evening News can reveal that there has never been any interest in or offer made for the 25-year-old midfielder under Shaun Maloney.

The Irish international has been the subject of intense speculation and was previously a target for Hibs under Jack Ross.

But Maloney has never been interested in the player, who is out of contract this summer and is therefore free to leave for free if Saints fail to get a fee for him on deadline day.

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Out-of-favour Hibs midfielder is attracting interest from St Mirren

However, the Paisley club have expressed an interest in signing Gogic from Hibs before the January transfer window shuts.

The out-of-favour midfielder, who has also been linked with Fleetwood Town, is not part of Maloney’s long-term plans and has been told he is free to find another club.

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Transfer window state of play

The Cypriot internationalist, who joined Hibs from Hamilton in the summer of 2020, has found it tough to break into the first team this season and, with his contract entering its final six months, could depart on deadline day.

Although Scott Allan could be the subject of last-minute bids, with Kilmarnock rumoured to be interested, Maloney has indicated that he would like to keep the popular playmaker. St Mirren have also been linked with Allan, another Hibs player whose contract expires in the summer.

Sean Mackie is one player who could depart, if a suitable club comes in for him, while Maloney has money to spend on a forward should a suitable target be available on deadline day.

Hibs are also expected to complete their capture of 20-year-old Norwegian midfielder Runar Hauge from Bodø/Glimt before the transfer deadline passes, but he will join the development squad initially.

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