Hearts prepare for Loic Damour's exit as club listen to offers for Frenchman

Hearts are preparing for Loic Damour’s exit in January and will not be difficult to deal with regarding the French midfielder.

Wednesday, 30th December 2020, 12:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th December 2020, 12:53 pm
Hearts midfielder Loic Damour wants to play regularly.

The Edinburgh club will listen to loan and permanent offers for the 29-year-old, who is out of favour with two and a half years remaining on his four-year Tynecastle contract.

Damour is eager to play regular first-team football after recovering from a heel injury. He is fit and training with the Hearts squad but has yet to make an appearance under manager Robbie Neilson.

Signed by former manager Craig Levein from Cardiff City in August 2019, Damour is now looking at a move during the January transfer window.

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“Loic is back training with the squad and is fit to play. He is available for selection, he just isn’t in the squad at the moment,” Neilson told the Evening News.

“He is at an age where he wants to go and play. If somebody fancies him, I don’t think it would be too hard for us to negotiate it and try to get him out and get him playing because he hasn’t been involved.”

Damour made 21 appearances for Hearts last season and featured in some initial pre-season bounce games under Neilson.

A spur on his heel curtailed his progress and he has been unable to force his way into the club’s plans since resuming full training earlier this month.

He is one of the higher earners at Tynecastle, which may mean a loan move is the most likely option during January.

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