Hearts have confirmed that Olly Lee has left the club on loan, linking up with League One Gillingham.

It has been well documented that the midfielder has been itching for a move down south (Edinburgh Evening News). He has got his wish, even if it is just a temporary stay.

Lee is back in the EFL. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

He’ll be with Steve Evans’ side until January 2020 and it’s a good move for everyone.

Lee isn’t finished at Hearts just yet

Lee may have been more keen on a permanent transfer south of the border, but he’ll have to do with a loan. That might not be a bad thing for parent club Hearts.

For all his inconsistencies, Lee does possess a magic touch. He was a very effective player for the Jambos last term, scoring six goals notching an impressive 12 assists.

A decent term stats wise. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

His best moment in a maroon shirt was his long-range effort against Hibs at Easter Road, sealing a memorable victory for Hearts. Lee was really impressive in the first half of last season, before going a bit cold in the second.

A loan isn’t bad for everyone. For Gillingham, there’s assurance that if he doesn’t perform well, they won’t be stuck with him for long.

For Lee the option to return to Tynecastle is there. He is good enough for the Jambos first-team, so if he does have a change of heart over the next few months, the door is still open for him.

A derby hero. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Hearts are still able to call him their player. If he does perform well, they may be able to use him for their own good in the future.

This deal is a good one for everyone involved. Lee has his wish for now, but his Jambos career isn’t over.

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