Hearts could be set to lose of one their key players for nothing at the end of the season. The Express is reporting that French side Toulouse are interested in signing Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum.
The report goes on to claim that Hearts began talks with the striker about giving him a new deal, but his wage demands are too much for the Tynecastle side.
Djoum’s contract expires at the end of the season. As a result he could well move on for no fee.
The player would be a miss for Craig Levein’s side should he decide to move on.
He might not have scored many goals this season – only three so far – but he is a regular for the Tynecastle side, having made 32 appearances.
It is not easy to play central midfield. You often don’t get the credit for the job you have to do for the team. You have to do the dirty work and let other players take the glory.
Djoum’s work can go unnoticed, but he is a valuable player for the Tynecastle side. He will no doubt have a part to play in Hearts’ attempt to win the Scottish Cup.
If Hearts do win the Cup and Djoum leaves for nothing, no doubt Hearts fan would accept that. But he would still be a miss for the team next season.