Jake Mulraney to leave Hearts for Atlanta United as Craig Wighton joins Arbroath on loan

Jake Mulraney did not feature in the plans of new Hearts manager Daniel Stendel
Jake Mulraney was told his future lay away from Tynecastle by Hearts manager Daniel Stendel

Hearts winger Jake Mulraney has agreed terms with Atlanta United and will complete his move when the MLS transfer window opens on February 12.

The 23-year-old's departure, for an undisclosed fee, follows out-of-favour forward Craig Wighton's loan switch to Arbroath for the rest of the season.

Both players were told to find a new club by Hearts manager Daniel Stendel.

Mulraney joined from Inverness Caledonian Thistle in summer 2018 and played 52 Hearts games, scoring twice.

Wighton, who arrived in the same transfer window from Dundee and has 18 months left on his contract, has yet to score in 22 appearances for the Tynecastle club, only 10 of them starts.

Stendel, who released midfielder Glenn Whelan earlier this month and has told Christophe Berra to train with the reserves, hopes new signing Donis Avdijaj will bring Hearts the goals they need to lift them off the foot of the Premiership.

Arbroath have already signed Dale Hilson for an undisclosed fee from Forfar Athletic, with fellow striker Steven Doris heading to the League One club in exchange, and 19-year-old Logan Chalmers on loan from Dundee United during January.

However, neither were able to find the net on Tuesday as Dick Campbell's side lost 2-0 away to bottom side Alloa Athletic.

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