First Team

Walker extends contract

9th December 2015

Jamie Walker pens contract extension until summer 2018.

Jamie Walker has committed his long-term future to Hearts by signing a contract extension.

The winger put pen to paper today to extend his stay at Tynecastle until the summer of 2018.

22-year-old Jamie has 105 first-team appearances to his name and has bagged 18 goals.

He joins Igor Rossi and Arnaud Djoum in pledging their futures to Hearts, and head coach Robbie Neilson believes it was in both parties’ interests to get the deal done.

Speaking to Hearts News, he said: “I’m pleased to get Jamie signed up. He’s a Hearts Football Academy graduate, and we’ve got a few more guys too who we’d like to get signed up as we think that they deserve it and they’ve done well this season.

“It works well for both parties. Jamie’s a big prospect at the club, played a lot of games and there’s been interest in him over the years. To get him tied up gives us security but it also gives Jamie security as well, to go and progress and concentrate on his football.

“This season has been a bit stop-start for Jamie. Last season he played very well for us and won us a lot of games. He’s a big part of the team and was at the start of the season.

“He’s had a couple of little niggling injuries recently, which have hindered him, but we expect him to make a full recovery and add value to the team.”