Robbie Neilson has hailed the capture of Prince Buaben on a long-term contract and believes the deal as just as important as signing a new player.
The midfield maestro today penned a new deal to keep him in Gorgie until 2018, and with others sniffing around, head coach Robbie is pleased he decided his future lay at Hearts.
Speaking exclusively to Hearts News, Robbie said: “I’m delighted to get Prince tied up here.
“He’s a top player and has been huge for us, a real integral part of the season. The pleasing thing is there’s a lot more to come from him.
“We could’ve lost him in January but he wants to stay and that’s great. Prince signing a long-term deal is as important as bringing in new players. It’s important that we get our stars tied up on deals and happy.
“Prince has a great attitude and is well-respected by his team-mates, and is a great player for the young boys to look up to.”