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McGowan happy at Hearts says agent

The agent of Ryan McGowan insists his client is content at Heart of Midlothian.

The 22-year old Australian defender is being linked with a summer departure from Tynecastle as the Jambos look keen to cash in with his current deal set to expire at the end of next season.

McGowan's representative Lou Sticca made it clear that the Australian U23 international is hoping to remain with last season's Scottish Cup winners rather than move on.

"I have had no approach from any club officially wanting to sign Ryan nor am I actively searching around. Ryan is very happy at Hearts," Sticca told the Evening News.

"He has been in Edinburgh for five years now after leaving Adelaide in Australia as a teenager.

"I personally hope Hearts start talking about a new contract to keep Ryan at Tynecastle. Ryan has loved every minute at Hearts and, at 22, is looking at a great career in football. He is closely monitored by the Australian national team and is highly regarded by the technical staff. Change for change's sake is not what we are after.

"I am aware of Hearts' desire to promote its own players and, for me, Ryan is the perfect example of the great work done at youth level by John Murray over the last few years. Ultimately players are not really in control of their destiny so that really rests with Hearts' owners. My dealings with Sergejus Fedotovas over the last number of years have been professional and respectful. Ryan wants to stay so my job is to facilitate that with Hearts."

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