Hearts midfielder Olly Lee is seemingly approaching the Jambos exit door. He arrived at Hearts last summer from Luton Town.
Speaking to the Edinburgh Evening News, manager Craig Levein commented on his situation: “Olly and I are on the same page. We are talking about him moving back down to England if he can find something.
“That’s a chat I’ve had with Olly and his agent so we will see what happens. He still has a contract here so it’s not like we are forcing him out the door. If he gets something, we will have a chat.”
It’s one player Levein should look to keep a hold of.
No world beater, but Lee is worth having for the Jambos
Levein is right to not want to shuffle him out the door. For all the criticism he faced last term, he was still the Jambos’ top assister with 12 in all competitions from 41 appearances.
That’s not say he wasn’t poor at times, he was. After Christmas his all-round form dropped dramatically, with flashes of brilliance the best Jambos seen from Lee during the second half of 2018/19.
He’s still worth keeping at Tynecastle though, at least for the first part of 2019/20.
On his day Lee is a decent asset for the Jambos, with an eye for goal and decent passing range if he’s feeling up to it.
It’s up to Levein now to fully persuade him that Tynecastle is the place to be. Lee isn’t someone the Jambos want to lose just yet.