Arnaud Djoum: I want new Hearts contract

Arnuad Djoum scored his third goal in six appearances in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Dundee. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Arnuad Djoum scored his third goal in six appearances in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Dundee. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

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ARNAUD DJOUM today assured Hearts fans he wants to stay at Tynecastle and sign an extended contract

Talks between the midfielder’s agent and the club are close to completion and Djoum admitted he is keen to commit his future to Hearts.

He scored his third goal in six appearances in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Dundee and discussions will continue this week. Djoum joined Hearts in September but only signed a short-term deal until January. He has been offered an extension, which will be for 18 months or two-and-a-half years, depending on the player’s wish.

He explained today that finer details are being sorted out and that he fully intends staying in Edinburgh. “My agent is speaking with the club. We are still speaking and I think we can soon find a solution for me to stay longer here. I think you can see I enjoy it here,” said the 26-year-old Cameroonian.

“It’s a really good team. I feel great here. I think I’m in a good way to stay. We are still speaking about the details and, if we are going to agree something, I think you are going to hear soon how many years it will be. I don’t know yet because my agent and the club are still speaking together.

“I have to concentrate on Hearts and play good games. After that, you never know. I’m concentrating on Hearts and winning as many games as possible.”