Hearts have been linked with a move for Kilmarnock’s Stuart Findlay. It’s been reported that the Tynecastle club want to sign the player on a pre-contract agreement, as he is out of contract at the end of the season.

The report goes on to reveal that Hearts and the player have already had talks about Findlay moving to Tynecastle.

Been a mainstay for Premiership side

The 25-year-old Findlay has been a mainstay in the Kilmarnock side since joining the Rugby Park club on a permanent basis back in 2018. It would be a real blow to their plans for next season if Findlay agreed to join Hearts.

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Stuart Findlay in action for Kilmarnock (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

On the other hand, it would be a real boost for Hearts if they were able to land a Scotland international on a free transfer. Findlay has played once for Scotland, against San Marino in 2019. He also managed to score a goal in that game.

Would be a good signing for life back in the top division

It would also be a good start to Hearts’ bid to have a good season in the Premiership, where it seems they will likely be playing next season.

Kilmarnock v Rangers - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Hearts are reportedly keen to sign Kilmarnock’s Stuart Findlay (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

For the moment, Findlay will be trying to help Kilmarnock avoid relegation. The centre-back has been missing from Kilmarnock’s last four league games with an ankle injury.

The Rugby Park side have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of those games, perhaps they would have bad Findlay been available.

In the meantime, Hearts will get on with the process of winning the Championship and returning to the Premiership. They are next in action against Queen of the South – weather permitting – on Friday night.

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