Hearts seal Barr deal

Falkirk skipper agrees move

Barr: Hearts deal

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Hearts have secured the signature of Falkirk captain Darren Barr on a pre-contract.

The 24-year-old is out-of-contract in the summer and a number of SPL clubs were battling it out to seal his signature.

Now the Scotland international has confirmed that he has agreed a move to Tynecastle.

Skysports.com exclusively revealed Hearts first joined the race for his signature earlier this month.

"Naturally I am pleased to have sorted out the next stage of my career and glad to end the speculation," said Barr in a statement released by his agents, 110Sport.

"While I am looking forward to making the move my immediate priority is, as captain of Falkirk, to lead them away from the relegation zone in the SPL.

"I have enjoyed my time at Falkirk, and while there was an option for me to leave in this transfer window, I have always stated I was happy to see out the remainder of my contract and the season with the club.

"I want to leave on the best of terms with everyone at the Falkirk Stadium and keeping the club in the top flight will go a long way to guaranteeing that.

"But it goes without saying that I am thrilled with the prospect of joining Hearts, who I believe, will give me the best opportunities going forward."