Ewan Simpson leaves Hearts

28 July 2022

The 16-year-old makes the move to the English Premier League side for an undisclosed fee.

The midfielder featured for Steven Naismith’s Under 18s last season and played in the Wee Jambos’ Scottish FA Youth Cup Final defeat to Rangers.

Speaking to the Official Hearts Website about the move, Sporting Director Joe Savage said: “What this deal shows is that our Football Academy system is succeeding in nurturing young players and developing them into talented footballers with the potential to go on to big things.

“Of course, we want these players to pull on a Hearts shirt and run out at Tynecastle but sometimes circumstances will dictate that they will move on.

“What reassures me, and it should fans too, is that we will always position ourselves to be properly compensated in such situations and, most importantly, that we really do have a crop of extremely talented young players coming through our Academy whose goal is to wear that famous maroon jersey.”