Craig Levein ‘excited’ at prospect of signing Wednesday target

Hearts manager Craig Levein celebrates at the end of today's match. Picture: SNS
Hearts manager Craig Levein celebrates at the end of today's match. Picture: SNS
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Hearts manager Craig Levein has declared his excitement at the prospect of signing Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Sean Clare.

The 21-year-old was at Fir Park today to see the Tynecastle side defeat Motherwell 1-0 and is set to become the club’s 18th signing of the summer.

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Levein said: “He’s nearly signed. It’s been quite complicated. He’s a Sheffield Wednesday player essentially because he’s subject to training compensation. We’re just trying to get that whole thing sorted out. I believe the paperwork’s nearly done and he should be signed with us by Monday and I can’t tell you how excited I am about that.”

Clare, who has previously spent time on loan with Bury, Accrington Stanley and Gillingham, turned down the chance to sign a new contract with Wednesday and was linked with Aston Villa and Rangers earlier this summer.

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