Ben Woodburn’s long-awaited move from Liverpool to Hearts was finally sealed on Monday evening.

The attacking midfielder’s Tynecastle transfer was first mentioned last week and Hearts manager Robbie Neilson confirmed interest soon after. Liverpool have sanctioned a season-long loan agreement that sees Woodburn move to the Scottish Premiership.

Ben Woodburn has arrived in Scotland.

Ben Woodburn has arrived in Scotland. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Neilson was keen on a permanent transfer but the 21-year-old will be a Hearts player until the end of the current season for now. Woodburn’s Liverpool contract expires next summer. Anfield manager Jurgen Klopp pondered keeping Hearts’ new signing in Merseyside as a squad player but he is now north of the border.

After bursting onto the scene at Liverpool as their youngest ever goalscorer, Woodburn has spent time on loan at Sheffield United, Oxford United and most recently Blackpool. He now heads to Gorgie for some more first-team experience with potential that had him break into the senior Welsh national team.

The signing has caught the attention of both Hearts and Liverpool fans, with Woodburn potentially set for a maroon debut against Dundee United this weekend.

 

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