A trio of Premiership sides have been linked with a move for ex-West Brom midfielder James Morrison. Of the teams reportedly after Morrison, it’s Hearts who could be doing with him the most.
According to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie, Aberdeen, Hibs and the Jambos are all after the former Baggie. He recently departed the Hawthorns after making 341 appearances for the club.
He’s now on the hunt for a new club and a move to Scotland could be on the cards reportedly.
Out of all the teams listed, Hearts need him the most.
Morrison is a good fit for Hearts
Morrison is more like an attacking midfielder. Whilst Hibs are one of the teams mentioned by Downie, they wouldn’t be the best fit. Their midfield is already attack heavy, with experienced defensive midfielders needed at Easter Road. Morrison is not a CDM, so he wouldn’t be the best fit at the moment.
Aberdeen have, according to the BBC, beaten the Hibees to the signature of Funso Ojo. With Craig Bryson, Lewis Ferguson, Dean Campbell, and seemingly Jon Gallagher in the engine room, where would he play?
The ex-West Brom star will expect minutes if he comes to the SPFL. He isn’t guaranteed them at Aberdeen.
Where he would find regular game time is Hearts. With so many young talents in the midfield area, Craig Levein needs someone with a bit more experience to help guide the likes of Anthony McDonald and Connor Smith.
With over 300 Premier League games registered, who’s better placed to do that than Morrison? Along with his classy technical ability, he could become a role model on and off the park.
A great technician and wonderful with the ball at his feet, playing alongside such a gifted and experienced player would do wonders for the Hearts young guns.
Hearts could really be doing with someone like Morrison.