Scottish Premiership side Hearts have announced an agreement to sign Manchester City left-back Ashley Smith-Brown on a season-long loan deal, subject to international clearance.
— Heart of Midlothian (@JamTarts) June 30, 2017
Smith-Brown will formally join Hearts over the next 72 hours and will become the club’s sixth summer signing.
The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at NAC Breda in the Netherlands as the Dutch club won promotion to the top-flight, and continues his career up north in Scotland after Hearts fended off interest from EFL clubs in England for his signing.
Smith-Brown represented England at every level up to under-20s and will hope a good loan spell in Scotland can boost his hopes of having a long-term future at Manchester City.