Hearts have signed former Scotland striker Robert Snodgrass.

The 34-year-old was a free agent after leaving Luton Town at the end of last season.

Snodgrass, who was offered a contract by Scottish Premiership side Motherwell earlier this summer, has penned a deal at Tynecastle until the end of the season.

The forward started his career at Livingston before moving to Leeds United.

After four years at Elland Road, Snodgrass moved to Norwich City before spells at Hull City, West Ham United, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion.

He made his debut for Scotland against Northern Ireland in 2011 and made 28 appearances over eight years, scoring 11 goals.

Snodgrass arrived in Robbie Neilson’s squad after Liam Boyce’s knee injury ruled him out for at least six months.

Hearts have a busy UEFA Conference League schedule against Istanbul Basaksehir, Fiorentina and Latvian side RFS in between home games.

However, the final squad list for the European matches was due to be submitted by last Friday, meaning Snodgrass will not be eligible to play in the UEFA group stage.

“I’m delighted we’ve managed to bring Robert in for the season,” Hearts manager Robbie Neilson said.

“He has a huge amount of experience and has played at the highest level, both domestically and for his country.

“The knowledge he will bring to the team as well as his qualities on the pitch will be invaluable and I look forward to working with him.”

Sporting director Joe Savage said: “Robert had offers elsewhere but after we spoke to him he decided Hearts was the place and we are delighted he is here.

“He’s a household name in Scotland and he’s spent years playing at the top level in England so this was too good an opportunity to pass up and as we’ve said in the past we’ll always prioritize quality , not the number and wait for the right moment to do it.

“Robert’s arrival gives Robbie more opportunities and depth to our internal campaign, which is very important to us.

“We have some really talented young players at this club and I hope they can learn from Robert because he really has a lot to offer.”

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