Cameron Devlin completes switch to Hearts on deadline day

The Australian has arrived in Edinburgh and finalised his move to Tynecastle.

Cameron Devlin completes switch to Hearts on deadline day Heart of Midlothian

Hearts have finalised the signing of Australian midfielder Cammy Devlin on a three-year-contract.

The 23-year-old has moved from A-League side Newcastle Jets for an undisclosed fee and become Robbie Neilson’s latest signing at Tynecastle.

Devlin, who has played in the Asian Champions League and made 50 top flight appearances in Australia, moved from Newcastle Jets after impressing with Wellington Phoenix but never made an appearance for the Jets before Hearts clinched a deal.

Agreement was reached several weeks ago but Devlin, who was in Tokyo as part of Australia’s Olympics team, has now arrived in Scotland to start the next stage of his career.

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson said: ‘This one has been a long time in the making but I’m delighted that Cammy is now a Hearts player.

“He was as keen to get over here and joins us as we were to sign him, so already there is a great relationship there.

“He’s a real livewire on the pitch, dynamic with a great engine and he’ll give 100% every time he pulls on the maroon jersey.”

Sporting director Joe Savage said: “It’s been known for a while that we were trying to get Cammy in but now that day is here, it’s no less exciting.

“He is going to give us something different on the pitch and I think the fans are really going to take to him…when he arrived at Edinburgh Airport the first thing he said was ‘I’m home’ and that says it all about his attitude.

“A big thanks goes to Tony, Cammy’s agent, who has been instrumental in this deal and to all of the staff at the club who have worked non-stop to ensure that this has been a really successful transfer window.”

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