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SBD Global/January 18, 2013/Franchises

Scottish Premier League Lifts Transfer Embargo On Heart Of Midlothian

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The Scottish Premier League has "lifted the transfer embargo" on Heart of Midlothian, however, it "will only be able to sign players under 21, and there will be a policy of ‘one in, one out,'" according to the SCOTSMAN. Thursday's "lifting of the ban also comes with the condition that any player being signed by Hearts must cost less than the one leaving." Hearts Manager John McGlynn said that it will be "one of the youngest Hearts squads ever" (SCOTSMAN, 1/17). The BBC reported the Tynecastle club "had been placed under a signing ban last year due to late payment of wages and it was extended over a 'remuneration default.'" Hearts "were informed in December that these restrictions would come into force if and when the transfer ban ended." An SPL spokesperson said: "The board of the SPL has received information, including details of January salary payments to players and coaches, as a result of which it is satisfied that the recent remuneration default is no longer ongoing" (BBC, 1/17).
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