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Hearts snap up Burns

7th May 2018

Highly rated Northern Irish U21 internationalist Bobby Burns moves to Hearts for undisclosed fee.

Hearts have completed the signing of highly rated Northern Irish teenager Bobby Burns on a three-year deal.

The versatile 18-year-old has joined the Jambos from NIFL Premiership side Glenavon on an undisclosed fee.

Antrim-born Bobby has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame in Northern Ireland after establishing himself in Glenavon’s first-team this season, both at left-back and up front.

He made 41 appearances and scored eight goals in all competitions, and bagged 12 assists in the league.

Nominated for the NI Football Writers’ Association Young Player of the Year Award, he’s already won Glenavon’s Young Player of the Year and Fans’ Player of the Year awards.

Capped at U21 level for Northern Ireland, Bobby was invited to train with Michael O’Neill’s senior squad, having already been spotted by Hearts scouts while playing for Glenavon.

He’ll become a registered Hearts player when the summer transfer window opens on June 9th and will join up with his new teammates in time for the start of pre-season training.