First Team

Muirhead signs

13th June 2016

Robbie Muirhead becomes Hearts' first summer signing.

Robbie Neilson has kickstarted his summer recruitment with the capture of Robbie Muirhead.

The talented striker has put pen to paper on a one-year deal at Hearts, following his release from Dundee United last season.

Highly regarded as one of Scottish football’s most promising young players, 20-year-old Robbie made a name for himself at Kilmarnock, breaking into the first team in 2013 at the age of 17.

Capped at U19s for Scotland, he moved to Dundee United for around £150,000 in the 2015 January transfer window before enjoying a loan spell at fellow Premiership side Partick Thistle last season.

He becomes the head coach’s first signing this season ahead of Hearts’ Europa League campaign, and Neilson believes he’s bagged a player who’s ready to fulfill his potential.

Speaking to Hearts News, he said: “I’m happy to get Robbie signed up for next season.

“To get a player of his quality in for free represents great value, and I know he’s desperate to do well here.

“He knows the Premiership well and has real potential.

“He’s at an age now where that potential has to be carried through and I think this is the perfect place for him to do it. It’s win-win for all parties.”