Hearts defender Marcus Godinho is looking at his options and could leave Tynecastle this summer after finding his game time limited in Gorgie

The 21-year-old is in the Canada squad for this summer’s Gold Cup but could have played his last game for Craig Levein’s side, according to the Evening News.

9th March 2019, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Heart of Midlothian; John O'Sullivan of Dundee challenges for the ball with Marcus Godinho and Callumn Morrison of Hearts

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Godinho has been unable to dislodge Michael Smith and the emergence of Aaron Hickey has made life even more difficult for the Canadian.

Levein also has Jamie Brandon in his squad so has more than enough cover at right-back if Godinho does move on.

29th December 2018, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Heart of Midlothian; Marcus Godinho and Michael Smith of Hearts box out David Gray of Hibernian

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The defender has already held talks with Levein over his future and is expected to hold more in the near future as he looks for regular action.

Godinho has spent three years at Tynecastle, spending six months on loan at Berwick Rangers, but has never been able to command a regular starting place.

9th March 2019, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Heart of Midlothian; Nathan Ralph of Dundee goes past Marcus Godinho of Heart of Midlothian for a shot

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Injuries have also contributed to his inability to displace Smith in the starting XI but at only 21, a fresh start elsewhere should allow him to kick on.

A strong showing at the Gold Cup could help earn him a new contract away from Tynecastle, with Canada expected to progress far in the tournament this summer.

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