Liam Boyce agrees personal terms to join Hearts

Striker could face Rangers on Sunday if paperwork is done in time

Friday, 24th January 2020, 3:27 pm
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 3:42 pm
Liam Boyce has agreed contract terms with Hearts

Hearts have agreed personal terms with the Burton Albion striker Liam Boyce, who is expected to sign a three-and-a-half-year contract at Tynecastle Park.

Talks progressed quickly after Burton accepted Hearts' transfer offer for the Northern Ireland internationalist and he could now face Rangers on Sunday if paperwork is completed on time.

The English League One club have also accepted bids from two other clubs as they prepare to sell their top goalscorer, but Boyce wasted no time agreeing a deal with the Edinburgh club.

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He is due to travel north on Saturday to finalise the move and is hopeful of making his debut in maroon against Rangers.

Boyce has scored 14 times in 33 games for Burton so far this season and is in the final six months of his contract with the Staffordshire club. They opted to to sell him now than lose him for nothing in the summer and had been looking for a fee close to £250,000.