Hearts have completed the signing of midfielder Cameron Devlin from Newcastle Jets ahead of Sunday’s match with Celtic – but work to get him to the Scottish Premiership lies ahead.

Devlin represented Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this summer and has exited a period of quarantine down under following his summer excursions. The 23-year-old only joined Newcastle Jets in June from fellow A-League club Wellington Phoenix. Hearts play Celtic at Parkhead in the Premier Sports Cup round of 16 on Sunday.

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Devlin’s deal is done. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson said of Devlin before the weekend’s match at Celtic Park: “It’s a done deal. Hopefully we can maybe get him here in the next 10 days.

“He is out of isolation after time at the Olympics. He now has a visa application to complete before we can get him over here.

“We need his visa processed before figuring out whether he needs to isolate when he gets here. We are still looking at other players. We know we need to recruit but it’s important we get the right ones in.”

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