Hearts eye Dundee striker Craig Wighton in six-figure deal

Hearts are closing in on a deal to sign Craig Wighton from Dundee in a six-figure transfer.

Craig Wighton in action for Dundee. Picture:
Craig Wighton in action for Dundee. Picture:

The 21-year-old striker is in the final year of his contract and is expected to undergo a medical in Edinburgh this week.

Hearts were linked previously with a bid to sign the Scotland Under-21 international in January 2016.

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Wighton missed most of last season with a serious knee injury but returned to the side in April and has scored once in eight appearances for Dundee in the current campaign.

Craig Wighton in action for Dundee. Picture:
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The Dens Park club will look to bring in Kenny Miller to help offset the loss of the talented Wighton. Miller, 38, is a free agent following his short-lived spell as Livingston player/manager.

St Mirren were also keen on Miller but it is understood Dundee have moved into pole position.