Luton Town midfielder Olly Lee has signed a pre-contract deal to join Hearts. The 26-year old has agreed to a three-year-deal.
It comes after Lee played an integral role in firing the Hatters to promotion. He scored six goals and provided five assists in his 39 league appearances, including the EFL goal of the season: a 70-yard wonder strike against Cambridge United in a 7-0 demolition.
Lee’s goals helped Luton score 15 goals more than any other side. His departure to the Scottish Premier League will be a blow to Nathan Jones and the team as Luton prepare to play in the third tier for the first time since 2008.
However, it will be a significant boon to Hearts who have started the transfer window in earnest. Lee will be the fifth new face after the signings of Steven MacLean, Bobby Burns, Uche Ikpeazu and Jake Mulraney.
After the manner in which Luton took apart defences across League Two, it has felt slightly inevitable that larger clubs would come to pick the team apart. There was little chance that Lee would turn down Hearts to stay at Luton, but the Hatters will be hoping that they don’t suffer any more losses.
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