Marcus Godinho has pulled on the maroon of Hearts for the final time. He has made the switch to Germany with third tier side FSV Zwickau. He has penned a two-year contract with the Swans.
Arnaud Djoum has also left the Tynecastle side recently. His new club Al-Raed have confirmed the deal.
Hearts have opted for radio silence on both deals, but fans now know they’ve seen the last of Djoum and Godinho.
As for the Candian left-back, he won’t be much of a miss.
Godinho was never going to do better than Hearts
The full-back issued a come and get me plea via the Scottish Sun recently whilst on Gold Cup duty with Canada. For someone who was doing very well to play for a team like Hearts, it was quite disrespectful to his employers.
He’s entitled to look at his options. To infer that he was wanting a move away was wrong though, especially when he was in a privileged position at Hearts.
Godinho was found out on many occasions during his Gorgie spell. He lacked positional awareness and his defending left much to be desired at some points.
Jambos will no doubt wish him well but will be equally pleased to see the back of him. It’s another wage freed up, giving manager Craig Levein extra finances to work with in the transfer market, should he opt to dive back into it.
In total Godinho made 20 Hearts appearances, scoring once and assisting three times. He’ll go with the best wishes of the Gorgie faithful, but will most likely be quickly forgotten about, as the Jambos move into a future without him.