Hearts have secured a future sell-on fee for Callum Paterson should Cardiff City cash in on the Scotland defender.
The English Championship club will pay Hearts around £400,000 in a development fee after signing the 22-year-old youth academy graduate on a three-year contract. Paterson also requested that a sell-on clause be inserted in the deal, which is believed to be 15 per cent of any future transfer money.
The Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock confirmed the agreement to the Evening News as the right-back severed ties at Tynecastle after seven years. "I like Callum, I just got a feeling about him when I met him and I'm delighted to get him to Cardiff," said Warnock. "It’s the right time for the player and the club, and they’ve got a sell-on as well because they’ve developed him.
"I’m pleased because it’s a good club and I like Hearts. We wanted to do the right thing by them. I like Craig Levein, the director of football. We had some battles when he was at Leicester. I just think it’s a well-run club and I like the owner, Ann Budge, who has done a decent job."