First team

Kenneth Can't Wait

07 August 2023

Kenneth Vargas wants to repay Hearts’ faith in him by being a success in a maroon jersey after signing on loan from Herediano.


Our new Costa Rican forward completed his transfer from Central America today and is already to settling into life as a Hearts player.


The 21-year-old admits he was deeply flattered by the club’s desire to bring him to Scotland and can’t wait to make his Tynecastle bow.


“I feel so happy to be here,” he told the Official Hearts Website.


“This is an opportunity I’ve been looking for. I’m ready to start and give the best of myself after leaving Costa Rica. Hearts’ interest caught my eye straight away.


“The club have made such a big effort to bring me here. It’s made me feel loved and wanted and that was a big reason why I wanted to come here.


“I want to bring all my knowledge and everything I learned in Costa Rica and help the team as much as possible. I hope I can bring goals and assists for Hearts. When I knew I was coming here, the first thing I did was lots of research.


“It was important for me to understand the environment and history and I was really impressed that the club has been here since 1874. I’m so excited to see the stadium full of people and I’m looking forward to the welcome!


“I will be super happy if I can prove myself to the manager and fans.”