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.

Hearts have officially announced the two-year deal with the Jambos manager Robbie Neilson beaming that he was “really pleased” to sign the player.

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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.

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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.

Popular ex-Rangers player Andy Halliday is set for a move to Scottish Championship Hearts. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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:

 

 

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