First Team

Prince signs long-term contract

18th December 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Prince Buaben signs new deal to stay at Hearts until 2018.

Robbie Neilson has been handed a major boost heading into the festive period with the news that Prince Buaben has signed a contract extension.

The Ghanaian has penned a new deal which will keep him at Tynecastle until 2018.

The 26-year-old has been in immense form since joining the Jambos in the summer, in what was originally a deal until the end of the season. However, head coach Robbie has already seen enough to be convinced that Prince has a long-term future at the club and has moved quickly to tie him down with a contract extension.

Speaking exclusively to Hearts News, Prince said: “I’m very pleased to get the deal done. The main thing for me was to have both Robbie and Craig telling me that they wanted me to be here, and to get the security of a longer deal is great as well.

“I always wanted to stay here. The football suits me as we play a good passing game. I’m very good friends with Morgaro and we have a really good bunch of talented and professional boys here.

“The fans have been been amazing and to have their support means so much. Hopefully they can keep it up and I can score some more goals.”