Hearts captain Christophe Berra has signed a new deal at Tynecastle.

Berra will stay with the Edinbugh side until 2021, as revealed on Hearts’ official website.

The deal is a one year extension to his previous deal.

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Berra is currently in his second spell at Tynecastle, having won the Scottish Cup in his first spell.

He has also had spells at Wolves and Ipswich, winning promotion to the Premier League with Wolves.

Berra has only recently returned from a long injury lay-off, as he suffered a torn hamstring in a win over Celtic in August.

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Since his return to the side, Hearts have went on a decent run of form, most recently defeating St Johnstone 2-0 at Tynecastle.

The news of the new deal for Berra will be warmly welcomed by Hearts fans.

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He is one of the most important players in the side, as he has the experience that a lot of his team-mates lack.

He and fellow veteran Stephen Naismith were very important to Hearts’ good start to the season, and it is notable how performances suffered when both players were injured.

The duo are back now though, and they will be key players in Hearts’ bid to qualify for Europe and win the Scottish Cup.

 

 

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