First Team

Uche: Hearts perfect for me

18th April 2018

New signing Uche Ikpeazu believes Hearts is the perfect place to make an impact.

Uche Ikpeazu believes Hearts is the perfect place to take his career to the next level after agreeing a pre-contract move.

The big striker has penned a two-year deal with the Jambos and will move north to Tynecastle when his contract at Cambridge United expires on July 1st.

Uche, who has scored 14 time for Cambridge this season, revealed that the lure of playing in front of 18,000 fans was too good to turn down, and thinks that Craig Levein will help better him as a player.

Speaking to HeartsTV, he said: “I’m delighted to be here. It’s good to get it wrapped up and done, and I’m looking forward to being a Hearts player next season.

“Playing football in England, I didn’t know much about Scottish football to be honest. But I did know that Hearts is a big club.

“When I came to the stadium and I saw it for myself, it was crazy. I’m sure they get loads of fans…18,000 every game…that’s some big attendances and I’m looking forward to playing in front of them.

“That’s what attracted me, and having a manager in Craig who really wanted to work with me, I feel that’s the most important thing to feel wanted, and that’s the way I felt.

“He really wants to work with me, he feels that he can get the best out of me and help me to develop as a player and make me become a better player than I am just now.”

Uche’s interview is available to watch in full on HeartsTV.