Gary Mackay-Steven is set to return to the SPFL, with Hearts looking likely to complete a deal for the former Aberdeen and Celtic winger.

The 30-year-old is currently looking for his next club after a spell in America with New York City. That club looks set to be the Jambos, with the ex-Aberdeen, Dundee United and Celtic man undergoing a medical today.

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Gary Mackay-Steven is coming home. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Following his release from New York City, Robbie Neilson’s men have put a two-and-a-half-year deal on the table for the tricky winger. Aberdeen were also interested in bringing him back to Pittodrie.

But the Tynecastle side look set to make an impressive capture for Championship level as they look to strengthen their bid for a return to the Premiership at the first time of asking.

Getting the former Arabs, Celtic and Dons man would be an additional boost for the Championship leaders on top of news that Michael Smith has signed an extended contract to the summer of 2022.

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New Gorgie deal. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The Northern Ireland international says he feels at home in Gorgie: “It has always been important for me and my family to be somewhere we feel at home, and that’s exactly what we feel at Hearts.

 

“It’s been a really tough year for everyone off the pitch, and on it things haven’t been much better, but under the new manager we’ve made a great start to the season and we sit five points clear at the top of the league.

“I really want to be a part of getting this club back to where it belongs which is another reason why I’m happy to extend my stay. I want to thank everyone for their continued support and I can’t wait to get back playing in front of fans at Tynecastle when it is safe to do so.”

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