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Midfielder Adam King today completed his move to Swansea City in the English Premier League.

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The Welsh outfit has been trailing the 18-year-old for some time, the youngster penning a three-and-a-half-year deal after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

A regular member of Gary Locke's squad this season, Adam made his first team breakthrough recently when he came off the bench against Celtic in the William Hill Scottish Cup tie at Tynecastle before making his first start for the club against Neil Lennon's side at Parkhead just before Christmas.

A club spokesperson said: "We would like to wish Adam well. This is a great opportunity for him and we will follow his progress with Swansea with interest.

"We are aware that a number of our younger talented players are attracting the interest of other clubs including English Premier League and Championship. These boys are gaining valuable first-team experience at Hearts in a highly competitive environment and many are also featuring as Scotland internationalists at their relevant age groups.

"This is clearly providing opportunities for them to expedite their career paths and makes them viable signing targets for other teams. However, our position is quite clear that any offer for a Hearts player must firstly mirror our valuation for that player and secondly provide the player with a clear route for progression in his career."

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