First Team

An offer craig couldn't refuse

30th August 2018

Craig Wighton has revealed he couldn’t turn down a club the size of Hearts once the Jambos came calling.

The former Dundee forward has arrived at Tynecastle for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year deal.

He believes that paying a fee to secure his services made him feel wanted, and knows Hearts is the right place to be given the club’s track record of playing young talent.

Speaking to HeartsTV, Craig said: “When I first heard, I straightaway knew what I wanted; I wanted to come here.

“When a club like Hearts comes in for you then you can’t turn that down. I just wanted to come here as soon as I found out and I’m glad it’s done.

“The club paying a fee does make you feel wanted. I think that’s important. You want to feel wanted.

“There is a manager here who I’ve known for a number of years and always got on well with so it’s good to have that as well.

“The fact that Hearts have paid money shows that they wanted me to come and I hope to repay them.

“Hearts giving young players a chance is a massive factor in me joining. Wherever you go you need to look at the history of the club.

“The young boys have played throughout the years but especially in the last couple of seasons.

“You’ve got a lot of good young players and they’re getting a chance at such a big club so it’s positive.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be here and I can’t wait to get started with the game at the weekend.”

Craig’s interview is available to watch in full on HeartsTV