Hearts are closing in on the signing of Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor, according to the Scottish Sun.

The 36-year-old’s contract expires in the summer and Hearts are reportedly close to getting him on pre-contract terms.

Hull City manager Nigel Adkins has signalled his desire for McGregor to sign a new deal with the Tigers. However, a return to the Scottish Premier League with Hearts looks on the cards.

Allan McGregor is no stranger to Scottish football and played over 200 games for his home-town club Rangers. He left the Glasgow side in 2012, when they were undergoing financial difficulties, and had a stint playing in Turkey for Besiktas.

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He then joined newly promoted Hull City in the Premier League in 2013. He played in the FA Cup final for the Tigers in May 2014 against Arsenal and also played for them in the Europa League.

McGregor lost his place in the Hull’s starting eleven last season behind Eldin Jakupovic and was loaned out to Cardiff City. On his return to East Yorkshire, he was handed the number one jersey for this season last summer and has kept his place.

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Losing the experienced shot stopper would be a big blow for Hull, who have a number of key players out of contract this summer. Nevertheless, the Tigers do have goalkeepers David Marshall, Will Mannion and Callum Burton under contract past this summer.


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