Olly Lee: Fresh interest from England in unsettled Hearts midfielder

English League One side Gillingham are keen to sign the Hearts midfielder Olly Lee on loan.

Tuesday, 27th August 2019, 9:50 am
Hearts midfielder Olly Lee is wanted by Gillingham

Managed by Glasgow-born Steve Evans, the Kent club want to strengthen their midfield and see Lee as an ideal candidate.

Hearts have agreed to let the 28-year-old leave a year after he arrived at Tynecastle Park on a three-year contract from Luton Town.

He made 41 appearances last season, scoring six goals, but became frustrated after dropping out of the starting line-up in the second half of the campaign.

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He wants to return to England, although a proposed move to Southend United fell through earlier this month.

Gillingham could now move quickly to help the player restart his career again. He spent a brief there on loan from West Ham United in 2012.

Evans has admired Lee since his Luton days and will attempt to agree a loan deal with Hearts before the transfer deadline next Monday, September 2.