Hearts: 12 players out of contract this summer Robbie Neilson could target
This summer is shaping up to be another crucial one for Hearts. Their return to the Premiership after a comfortable Championship title win will see the squad refreshed and revamped.
Neilson has revealed the club are aiming to bring the average age of the squad down, while they will likely be targeting free agents north and south of the border.
There are a number of positions which will possibly be strengthened throughout the spine of the team with a centre-back, creative midfielder, more width and pace, plus another forward option likely on the shortlist.
We have looked at the players under the age of 26 on expiring deals in Scotland and England who could interest the club this summer.