First Team

Uche signs contract extension

7th March 2019

Uche Ikpeazu has committed his future to Hearts by signing a contract extension until 2022.

The big striker penned a new deal this afternoon after impressing since his summer move from Cambridge United.

Uche hit the ground running at the start of the season, bagging four goals in ten games before injury cruelly sidelined him for four months.

He returned to first team action last month and has picked up where he left off by terrorising defences, and has won man of the match awards in the club’s last two games.

The towering hitman insists extending his stay at Tynecastle was an easy decision to make, thanks to the love he’s been shown from everyone connected with the club.

 

Speaking to HeartsTV, Uche said: “This club has given me a great platform to improve. I love the club, the fans, the city and my teammates as well.

“I genuinely think I’m improving and getting back to my best...I feel I’m back playing really good now.

“I feel confident and it’s just the goals to come, really. Now is the right time to extend my contract here because I feel the love from the management, the staff and the fans.”

Uche’s interview is available to watch in full now on HeartsTV by clicking here.