Freed Hearts keeper Jamie MacDonald is on wanted lists

Jamie MacDonald. Pic: Toby Williams
Jamie MacDonald. Pic: Toby Williams
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Clubs in Scotland, England and the United States have shown an interest in freed Hearts goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald.

The 28-year-old is without a club after being released and is currently assessing his options before deciding where his future lies, writes BARRY ANDERSON.

Several British teams are monitoring the situation having been impressed by MacDonald’s consistent performances for Hearts last season. He won both Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year despite the Edinburgh club being relegated from the Premiership.

MacDonald and his representatives will explore the USA interest before deciding on his next move. The goalkeeper is keen to keep his options open for the moment and is willing to consider any concrete offer that is put to him.

He spent 12 years as a professional with Hearts before being told two weeks ago that his services were no longer required. The arrival of a new regime involving owner Ann Budge and director of football Craig Levein led to several experienced players being released, with MacDonald joining Jamie Hamill and Dylan McGowan on the way out. Ryan Stevenson is also expected to leave.

MacDonald’s departure was seen as the biggest shock from the new regime but he is expected to find a club soon.