Southampton head scout William Lancefield is set to become Hearts’ new head of recruitment within the next seven days (EEN).

The recently-promoted cinch Premiership club are looking to strengthen the way they identify potential signings. Lancefield will leave his role at English Premier League club Southampton in order to help Hearts with this.

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Lancefield may leave the Premier League for Hearts. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

Aged 28, Lancefield has been at Southampton for over four years in different roles. He worked with Hearts sporting director Joe Savage at Norwich City while Lancefield also enjoyed a short spell with Tottenham Hotspur.

He will still be based in England despite the move to a Scottish club, with the aim of giving Hearts a presence in the south region of the UK. Lancefield is seen as someone who has a diverse range of contacts across the English football spectrum and the current Southampton figure will aid Hearts’ transfer business in that market.

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