Hearts have been busy during this year’s transfer window, but who could leave Tynecastle before it slams shut?
The Jambos have opted for quality over quantity this year. They’ve recruited smartly, bringing in Craig Halkett, Jamie Walker, Glenn Whelan, Joel Pereira, Loic Damour, Conor Washington and Steven Naismith.
Players have left the club too, with the likes of Ryan Edwards and Marcus Godinho departing Gorgie for good this summer.
Could any of their former teammates follow them out the door though?
Loans will likely be the only departures before the end of the window
One Hearts player who will look to leave before the end of the transfer window is Olly Lee. Craig Levein confirmed to the Edinburgh Evening News recently that the player was angling for a move south of the border.
Craig Wighton scored zero goals last season for Hearts. He is currently injured, but already things look like they just won’t happen for him at Tynecastle. If he could find a club, it would give him a chance to find some form again.
The nature of Scottish football means every player has a price. Obviously that will only be the case if big bids come in for stars like John Souttar, so it’ll likely just be players heading out on loan.
There are a few who could be doing with spells away from the club. Young strikers Aidan Keena and Dario Zanatta won’t get a chance this season due to the sheer amount of forwards at the club.
They’d be better off playing regularly in the Championship or someplace similar. The chance of them getting a squad place ahead of Naismith, Washington, Uche Ikpeazu or even Steven MacLean is unlikely.
Another who could be doing with a loan move is Harry Cochrane. After bursting onto the scene a couple of seasons ago, injury has curtailed his progress. Perhaps a loan would allow him to get back on track.
There won’t be many leaving Hearts in the next few weeks, but there are definitely a few who may leave Gorgie in the coming weeks.