First Team

Berra to leave Hearts in summer

29th March 2021

Christophe Berra will leave Heart of Midlothian at the end of the season.

Following discussions with manager Robbie Neilson it has been decided that the 36-year-old will be free to move on to another club when his contract expires in June.

With 263 Hearts appearances to his name, along with 41 Scotland caps, Christophe will depart Gorgie after spending 11 years – across two spells – pulling on the famous maroon jersey.

A product of the Jambos’ youth academy, Christophe returned to Tynecastle Park in 2017 after nearly a decade of playing in the English Premiership and Championship with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Ipswich Town.

He would go on to win both the 2017/18 Players’ Player and Fans’ Player of the Year awards and was also named in the PFA Scottish Premiership Team of the Year.

Speaking to heartsfc.co.uk, Robbie said: “I’ve been fortunate enough to play alongside Christophe as well as manage him and he has been a great servant to this club.

“You don’t play more than 250 first team games without being a top player and there will be an opportunity for him to add to that number before this season is out.

“He’ll remain focused and continue to give his all as we look to get the Championship title clinched, then we can look back and appreciate all that he has done for this club.”