Hearts have been linked with a shock move for former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam.

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The midfielder’s Stoke City contract is finished at the end of the season, but Potters boss Gary Rowett is in talks with the former Rangers man to rip up his current deal and allow him to move on for free in January. According to the Scottish Sun, it’s Hearts who seem most keen to take the midfielder back over the border.

Also, according to the Sun, St Mirren are reportedly interested in the midfielder, who had spent a brief period on loan in Paisley in the early stages of his career. Now 33, he has only made three Championship appearances this term, but Craig Levein knows Adam well from his time as Scotland boss.

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Would Adam really be a good signing?

Whilst the Stoke midfielder is a big name, he does have flaws. He’s not operating at the level he once was. Levein will be getting a different Adam to the one who was on fire at Blackpool. He’s had a great career, but now he can’t even get into a mid-table Championship side.

The key things about Adam is his wonderful technical ability. His eye for long ranged passes and shots is brilliant, and he could become a good number 10 for the Jambos.

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He most likely couldn’t complete 90 minutes though. Is the 33-year old worth all the money in wages for just being a luxury player?

Adam would be decent in the short term, but this would be a questionable signing. His career is attractive yes, but his current ability could leave a few fans disappointed.

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