Barrie McKay provides Hearts with ‘considerable depth’ in attack after swapping Swansea City for a return to the Scottish Premiership, says manager Robbie Neilson.

McKay left Swansea City earlier this summer and joins the Jambos on a two-year deal. The winger has previously been in Scottish football with Rangers and he could make his debut in the Edinburgh derby against Hibs this Sunday.

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McKay has signed for Hearts after leaving Swansea City earlier on this summer. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

A statement reads: “Robbie Neilson has bolstered his attacking options by snapping up Barrie McKay. The winger joins as a free agent after the Jambos saw off strong interest to land the former Rangers, Nottingham Forest and Swansea City man on. Barrie will train with the squad throughout the week ahead of Sunday’s Edinburgh derby.”

“26-year-old Barrie has a wealth of experience both sides of the border, as well as international recognition with Scotland.”


Neilson added: “I’m delighted that we’ve managed to get Barrie in and signed. I’m sure a lot of people will remember his qualities from his previous spell in Scottish football; quick, direct, dynamic and he’s capable of moments of magic.

“To bring those talents to Hearts, where we now have considerable depth in our attacking options, is a real boost and I’m really looking forward to working with Barrie.”

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