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PremierLeague-News.Com - Peterborough midfielder was in Edinburgh today to talk personal terms after a knockdown fee was agreed between the clubs.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Hearts are closing in on making Peterborough United midfielder Jorge Grant their fourth summer signing. And Posh director of football Barry Fry has promised Jambos fans they are getting a “fantastic footballer” if personal terms can be agreed. The 27-year-old was in Edinburgh today for a tour of Tynecastle and the Oriam training complex after the two clubs agreed on a fee well below the League One club’s £750,000 release clause. Fry, speaking to Record Sport , revealed he reluctantly dumped the clause after Grant made it clear he wanted to speak to Hearts and after the two clubs agreed a reduced figure. Grant has interest south of the border with Blackpool and Portsmouth among the clubs keen. Read More Related Articles Transfer news LIVE as Celtic and Rangers plus Aberdeen, Hearts and Hibs eye signings Read More Related Articles Jorge Grant in Hearts transfer talks as Peterborough midfielder nears Tynecastle switch at knockdown price But the lure of European group stage football with the Jambos is understood to appeal to the former Nottingham Forest and Lincoln City ace who is now mulling over a decision. And Fry said: “We have agreed a fee with Hearts, that is true. “I blocked the release clause so that Jorge could go up there to speak to the club, it’s a great opportunity for him. It’s down to Jorge now. “Darren Ferguson brought him in last year and he did well for us.
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. He is a fantastic footballer. “But Darren resigned in February and the new manager has decided to try something different so Jorge was put on the transfer list. “He’s a good lad but it’s up to him now.”
Grant was transfer listed by Posh following their relegation from the Championship last month. The attacking midfielder scored twice in 29 outings after being signed by Ferguson. That came after a stellar season at Lincoln in which he helped the club to the League One play-off final with 17 goals in 51 appearances. Hearts are looking to add depth to their midfield options with Beni Beningime still months away from returning from an ACL injury. Robbie Neilson has already bulked up his squad with the signings of defenders Kye Rowles from Central Coast Mariners and Lewis Neilson from Dundee United. Winger Alan Forrest also arrived from Livingston and it is understood Beerschot striker Lawrence Shankland remains a target.
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