First Team

Kingsley signs long-term contract

13th January 2022

Heart of Midlothian is thrilled to confirm that Stephen Kingsley has committed his future to the club by penning a new deal

The defender has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract that will see him pull on the maroon jersey until the summer of 2025.

27-year-old Stephen has been a standout ever since joining the Jambos in October 2020.

Renowned for his stunning set pieces, he’s notched nine goals in 48 appearances for the boys in maroon.

Speaking to the Official Hearts Website, manager Robbie Neilson said: “It’s fantastic to get Stephen committed to Hearts for another three seasons.

“He’s gone from strength to strength since he arrived here and he’s undoubtedly one of the country’s top defenders.

“It’s a big boost for us and everyone here is delighted to get it sorted.”

Sporting Director Joe Savage said: “Stephen’s made such a big impact since joining the club and he’s a really popular figure behind the scenes.

“His quality on the pitch is there for all to see and I’m sure the fans will be as happy as we are to get this deal completed.

“Stephen’s been a crucial part of the project here at Hearts and the exciting thing is that we’re only in the early stages. The club is in a strong position and there is definitely more to come.”