Hearts confirm signing of ex-Scotland star Robert Snodgrass

Robbie Neilson has bolstered his squad at Tynecastle with the signing of the free agent 34-year-old.

Hearts confirm signing of ex-Scotland star Robert Snodgrass SNS Group

Hearts have signed former Scotland international forward Robert Snodgrass.

The 34-year-old has been a free agent since leaving Luton Town at the end of last season.

Snodgrass, who had been offered a contract by Scottish Premiership side Motherwell earlier this summer, has penned a deal at Tynecastle until the end of the season.

The forward began his career at Livingston before moving to Leeds United.

After four years at Elland Road, Snodgrass moved to Norwich City before spells at Hull City, West Ham United, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion.

He made his Scotland debut against Northern Ireland in 2011 and over a period of eight years he won 28 caps, scoring 11 goals.

Snodgrass arrives in Robbie Neilson’s squad after a knee injury to Liam Boyce ruled him out for at least six months.

Hearts have a hectic schedule with UEFA Europa Conference Leagues ties against Istanbul Basaksehir, Fiorentina and Latvian side RFS in between domestic duties.

However the final squad list for European matches had to be submitted by last Friday, meaning Snodgrass will not be eligible to play in the UEFA group stages.

“I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to bring Robert in for the season,” Hearts manager Robbie Neilson said.

“He’s got a huge amount of experience and has played at the highest level, both domestically and for his country.

“The knowledge he’ll bring to the squad, as well as his qualities on the pitch, will be invaluable and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Sporting director Joe Savage said: “Robert had offers elsewhere but after we spoke to him he decided that Hearts was the place to be, and we’re delighted that he’s here.

“He’s a household name in Scotland and has spent years playing at the top level in England, so it was too good an opportunity to pass up and as we’ve stated in the past, we’ll always bring in quality over quantity and wait for the right moment to do so.

“Robert coming in gives Robbie more options and squad depth for our domestic campaign, which is hugely important for us.

“We’ve got some really talented young players at this club and I hope that they are able to learn from Robert because he really does have a lot to offer.”

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