Hearts confirm signing of Dundee Utd defender John Souttar

John Souttar is a Hearts player. Pic: Robert Perry
John Souttar is a Hearts player. Pic: Robert Perry
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Hearts completed the signing of Dundee United defender John Souttar just minutes before the transfer window closed on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Hearts director of football Craig Levein and head coach Robbie Neilson have been both long-term admirers of the player won the battle to sign the 19-year-old, with the fee in the region of £150,000.

Souttar, a Scotland Under-21 international, can play in central defence, full-back or in midfield.