Hearts have secured a deal for popular ex-Rangers star Andy Halliday after the player’s contract expired at Ibrox this summer.
Halliday, 28, has been a free-agent ever since leaving the club he grew up supporting but now he could be about to join Hearts following their relegation to the Scottish Championship.
✍️ Robbie Neilson has bolstered his squad with the addition of Andy Halliday.
— Heart of Midlothian FC (@JamTarts) September 28, 2020
Hearts have officially announced the two-year deal with the Jambos manager Robbie Neilson beaming that he was “really pleased” to sign the player.
Halliday signed for Rangers under Mark Warburton in 2015 and would spend five season with the club he loves, building a special rapport with the club’s supporters.
It wasn’t always easy for Halliday who amongst some undue criticism and opposition goading was sent to Azerbaijan with Qabala in 2017 as Pedro Caixinha took charge at the club.
Halliday would outlast the Portuguese at Ibrox as he experienced a renaissance under current Rangers gaffer Steven Gerrard.
In total Halliday made 152 appearances for Rangers, scoring 18 goals and helping the Gers to promotion from the Scottish Championship in 2015.
More recently the midfielder-turned-left-back has seen on Si Ferry’s Open Goal podcasts where he has earned a reputation as an insightful and passionate football man with a good sense of humour.
The ex- Livingston, Middlesbrough and Bradford City man was also seen on BBC Scotland’s Sportscene and has been a guest on a variety of the broadcaster’s radio shows.
Rangers fans have been reacting to the news he is set to join the Jambos and have wished their former player all the best down the M8:
Good signing for Hearts, for us he always played his best football as a DM imo.
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) September 28, 2020
Can cover left back fairly well and played up-front early in his career for Livingston, I'm sure. Take good care of him. 😂👌
— Greegsy's Gloves (@Gers89_) September 28, 2020
Good signing for hearts and Andy wish them all the best
— toronto bear (@55coming) September 28, 2020
Cracking guy and will do well with Hearts
— Gru's Scarf1872 (@DWRW2016) September 28, 2020
Good signing, solid professional and will give cover in the fullback area should the need arise .
— Gary Mowatt (@gary_mowatt) September 28, 2020
Andy will serve Hearts very well, good luck to him 🇬🇧🇬🇧
— Davy (@davlorn73) September 28, 2020
Andy Halliday going to Hearts, the only Staunch option.
— Curtis 🇦🇲 (@1872Curtis) September 28, 2020
Good luck to Andy Halliday at Hearts. Glad he’s finally found a club
— DM10 (@davidmcginlay10) September 28, 2020
If Andy Halliday does indeed sign for Hearts that is IMO a great bit of business for Hearts. All the best Andy
— Andyboyrangers (@andyboyrangers) September 28, 2020
Andy Halliday to hearts isn't a bad move for either, experienced player, always gives 100% and has experience of the league. Bet off luck if it happens for him pic.twitter.com/YSVXej5nQV
— Bears-Den1872 (@BearsDen1872) September 28, 2020