• STV
  • MySTV

Jamie Walker completes move from Hearts to Wigan Athletic

The 24-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the English League One side.

Exit: Walker has left Hearts for Wigan.
Exit: Walker has left Hearts for Wigan. Wigan Athletic

Jamie Walker has left Hearts to join Wigan Athletic, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with the English League One side.

Walker completed his move on Monday, having travelled south last week to undergo a medical and agree the details of his move as the clubs reached settlement on a transfer fee. STV understands the figure is just shy of £300,000.

The attacker's contract with Hearts was due to expire in the summer and he informed the club he did not wish to sign an extension at Tynecastle.

Walker was the subject of multiple rejected bids from Rangers during the summer.

The midfielder turned down the offer of a contract extension last year and informed the club then that he intended to move on when his deal expired.

"I am delighted to be here," he told Wigan's official website. "It has been on the cards for a while but I'm delighted to now get it over the line and concentrate on playing my football.

"I have been at Hearts a long time, it's a great club with great people and I played a lot of games there and scored a lot of goals. "This is a good change for me and certainly a club where I can progress my career.

"I had a few clubs sniffing around but as soon as I came here, saw the facilities, met the manager, watched the game and saw how the manager wants us to play and how that will suit me perfectly, I chose here.

"The team are flying high at the top of the table and hopefully going to the Championship - hopefully I can get into the team and contribute a few goals."

Walker, who has played for Scotland at every youth level, made his Hearts first team debut in 2011 and has since played more than 150 games for the club.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. At least 6 characters please. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
At least 6 characters please
ShowHide
This field is required. At least 6 characters please.
You have to be 16 or over to join
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
Type your full postcode and select your address This field is required. It doesn't look like you've entered a valid postcode. Can't find your address? Confirm the details you've given us are correct by clicking here

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Any issues contact us.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.