First Team

One vision for Jordan

10th August 2020

Jordan Roberts was sold on a move to Hearts because of Robbie Neilson and Ann Budge’s vision for the club.

The 26-year-old winger put pen to paper on a two-year contract today after his deal at Ipswich Town expired and he’ll link up with his new teammates tomorrow.

No stranger to Scottish football having spent a year at Inverness CT, the Englishman insists it was a “no brainer” to take the Jambos up on their interest, and the passion shown by the manager was enough to convince him to sign on the dotted line.

Speaking to Hearts TV, Jordan said: “I’m over the moon to finally get it done. I was in today and saw some of the boys, met the manager and some of the staff and I’m delighted to be here at such a big club.

“It’s an opportunity for me to go out there and play again. I’ve seen Ann and spoken to her and the direction the club wants to go in is perfect for me and a perfect opportunity.

“For me it was a no brainer to come down here and see the stadium, the history behind the club and the direction the manager wants to go in.

"I think it was a big statement from him to come to Hearts after getting Dundee United promoted. It shows the intent in where he wants to go and for me that was a selling point, along with everything else that played a part in it as well.

“I played at Tynecastle when I was at Inverness and it was, I wouldn’t say daunting but it can swallow people whole. You want to play in front of big crowds at nice stadiums and even the training facilities are top drawer.

“That’s what it’s about as a player and another selling point that attracts players and makes you want come to a club like Hearts.”

Jordan’s interview is available to watch in full on Hearts TV by clicking here.