Hearts sporting director Joe Savage says the loan signing of Ben Woodburn from English Premier League club Liverpool proves ‘quality over quantity’ is being sought.

The Welsh international has penned a season-long loan agreement from Liverpool. Anfield manager Jurgen Klopp pondered keeping Woodburn in Merseyside as a rotation player after naming him in his first Premier League squad of the season against Norwich City, but the decision is to allow the 21-year-old to go to the Scottish Premiership.

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Ben Woodburn has joined the Jambos ahead of their final match before the international break. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Woodburn joins Robbie Neilson’s side ahead of this weekend’s match with Dundee United. Savage believes it’s a great capture for Hearts and the Liverpool talent proves the signing policy at Tynecastle is working.

He said: “Everyone is delighted to get Ben on board for the season, and I’d like to thank Liverpool for their help in getting this deal done. Ben’s development has been in an environment where he was surrounded by world-class football players, so to have him here at Hearts is very exciting.

“We’ve always said we wanted to bring in quality over quantity and I think this signing is another example of that. I’m looking forward to seeing what Ben can do in a maroon shirt and I hope that the fans enjoy watching him play.”

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