John Souttar (born 25 September 1996) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish Premiership, and for the Scotland national team. He previously played for Dundee United before joining Hearts in February 2016. As of January 2020, he is vice-captain of Hearts. Initially known as a central defender, Souttar was converted to play as a defensive midfielder towards the end of his stay at Dundee United, however he has more recently been deployed as a centre back for Hearts. He is the youngest player to have appeared for Dundee United's first team, having made his debut for the club in January 2013 at the age of 16. After previously representing the country at under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels, he made his full international debut in September 2018.
Rangers look set to be without Ryan Kent and John Souttar for their Champions League opener in Belgium. Reports say neither has made the journey for the first leg of the third qualifying round against Union St Gilloise.
Connor Goldson is adamant his new Rangers defensive sidekick John Souttar will bounce back and prove his quality after the Scotland international was heavily criticised following a chastening competitive debut away to Livingston.The ex-Hearts and Dundee United player was at fault for the Lions’ opener on Saturday and generally struggled before being substituted in the second half as Gers fought back to win 2-1.
John Souttar believes he is at the perfect stage in his career to be joining Rangers. The 25-year-old defender agreed a pre-contract with the Ibrox club in January and, after Gers failed in a bid to try to buy him from Hearts there and then, the transfer finally became official on Wednesday upon the expiry of his Jambos deal.
John Souttar has expressed his delight after recovering from injury in time to play in the Scottish Cup final and then earn himself a place in the Scotland squad for next week’s World Cup play-off against Ukraine. The 25-year-old centre-back’s season looked like it might be over when he...
Robbie Neilson has declared Craig Halkett and John Souttar to be realistic options for selection in next Saturday’s Scottish Cup final after they returned to action in the 3-1 cinch Premiership defeat at home to Rangers. The Tynecastle side have been ravaged by injuries over the past month, with...
Manager Robbie Neilson hopes John Souttar has not played his last game for Hearts after the defender had a "tidy up" ankle operation. Scotland cap Souttar - who joins Rangers this summer - has missed two club matches after injuring his ankle in a draw at Dundee United on 5 March.
Hearts manager Robbie Neilson hopes to have John Souttar back in the side for the visit of Dundee after the Scotland centre-back missed the last two matches with an ankle issue. Michael Smith remains sidelined after sitting out the last three games with a back problem.
Hearts manager Robbie Neilson insists he has no concerns with playing John Souttar against Rangers on Sunday even though the Scotland defender could effectively be trying to stop himself featuring in next season’s Champions League. The 25-year-old will join Rangers in the summer after signing a pre-contract last month.
Hearts rejected a second Rangers bid of under £400,000 for John Souttar in the final hours of the transfer window as the Ibrox club failed to hasted the arrival of the Scotland defender who will join in summer on a pre-contract. (Edinburgh Evening News, subscription required) New Rangers recruit...
Rangers pulled off a stunning deadline day coup with Aaron Ramsey joining on loan as Celtic completed their transfer business early in the window. The Wales midfielder has joined up with Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side until the end of the season just as it looked like it was set to be a quiet window for the Ibrox club.
Hearts manager Robbie Neilson expects to have John Souttar available for Tuesday’s Edinburgh derby after the Rangers target went off injured in a 2-0 win over Motherwell. Souttar was hurt in a collision with Callum Slattery and went off at half-time for new signing Toby Sibbick but the knock was not serious.
Hearts manager Robbie Neilson expects to have John Souttar in his squad to face Celtic. The defender missed Saturday’s cup win over Auchinleck Talbot with an ankle injury after Rangers made a failed bid to take him to Ibrox months before scheduled.