First Team

The only team for me

23rd May 2017

Christophe can't wait to pull on the maroon jersey again.

Hearts’ new signing Christophe Berra has expressed his delight at rejoining Hearts and admitted it was the only club in Scotland he wanted to play for.

The Scotland international has agreed a pre-contract to join the Jambos on a three-year deal and thereby becomes Ian Cathro’s first signing of the new season.

Speaking to HeartsTV on Tuesday afternoon, Christophe explained he had always wanted to return to the club where he made his name.

“It’s a great feeling. I wanted to come back and there’s only one team in Scotland I wanted to play for and that’s Hearts.

“I’m born and bred in Edinburgh, my friends and family are here and this is the only club I’ve ever played for in Scotland. Hopefully I can end my career here.

“I’ve spoken to Ian a few times and I’ve spoken to other boys about him and they’ve only got good things to say about him. Craig Levein was also a big factor, he gave me my debut as a youngster and a lot of my career is down to him.

“So yeah, I’m looking forward to playing for Ian, to playing at Tynecastle again and taking Hearts back to where they should be.”

Hearts TV subscribers can watch Christophe's interview in full here.