Barrie McKay is in talks with Scottish Premiership club Hearts over a move to Tynecastle after his exit from Swansea City, says sporting director Joe Savage.

The winger joined Swansea City in 2018 but left the Welsh English Championship club during the summer. He has been a free agent since and Savage has confirmed Hearts’ interest in the winger. Manager Robbie Neilson will have to fight off interest from elsewhere in the attacker but a contract has not been offered yet.

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Has been without a club since leaving Swansea City. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Savage said (PA): “We’ve had initial conversations with Barrie. He’s a very good footballer. We feel he’s someone who would improve us. We’ve spoken with his agent and he’s got interest from England as well so we’ve not made any contract offer or anything like that.

“We’ve just had initial discussions and we’re waiting for Barrie to come back to us to see where he’s at. He is a player that’s been put to us and he’s a player we like.”


Hearts return to action after the international break with a mouthwatering Edinburgh derby against Hibs. Neilson’s team are unbeaten the league so far, having won three matches and drawn once, having beaten Dundee United 2-0 in their most recent match.

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