Hearts star John Souttar is reportedly wanted by two English clubs as he nears the end of his Tynecastle contract – with Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers both said to be keeping tabs on the Jambos star.

Souttar is one of several Hearts players who are out of contract at the end of the season and, according to the Daily Mail, the EFL duo are plotting a move to take his south of the border.

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John Souttar during the UEFA Nations League C group one match between Scotland and Albania at Hampden Park  (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Rangers are also said to be eyeing a move for Souttar this summer so it appears the Scotland defender won’t be short of options.

Hearts are understood to have made contact with Souttar over a new deal but it remains unclear if he wants to remain at Tynecastle or move on in the summer.

Souttar’s brother, Australian international Harry, has impressed for Stoke City lately and that could prove to be a lure for the elder of the two to make the move to the Potteries and link up with his younger sibling.

 

With a number of injuries marring his time in Gorgie, Souttar may decide that a fresh start somewhere new is best for his career and at only 25, he’s still got his peak years ahead of him – if he can remain fit.

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