Hearts manager Craig Levein has hinted at the fact the Jambos’ transfer business is coming to a close. That isn’t exactly a bad thing for the Tynecastle side.
Speaking to the Edinburgh Evening News, Levein said: “Last season we lacked the ability to change in forward areas. I’m confident that isn’t going to be an issue this season, I’m feeling this is good for us. I’m very, very happy with the business we’ve done.
“I think the football in Scotland is getting better. The better the players, the better the league and I think Conor and Jamie will add to the league. We aren’t going to do an awful lot of business this summer.”
Hearts familiarity could be key for Levein, rather than constant transfer business
The main entrance at Tynecastle has been a bit like a revolving door recently. Levein has chopped and changed his side massively over the past couple of seasons, bringing in 18 players alone last term.
It could be said Hearts need improvements in some areas still, but they can be happy with their business. Jamie Walker and Craig Halkett are two solid signings. The jury is still out for me on Conor Washington.
Steven Naismith will likely sign too. It’s a massive drop in players coming into Tynecastle from previous seasons, but that’s good thing.
Players won’t have to gel with new faces, they already know everybody. They know each other’s ethics and what is expected. That’s something Hearts haven’t had or been able to say at the start of a season for a while.
Familiarity could be key for Levein. He doesn’t look set to chop and change as per usual and that’s not a bad thing for the club.