Signing Boyd would be ‘real coup’ for Hearts

Kris Boyd would be a great signing for Hearts according to club captain Danny Wilson, below
Kris Boyd would be a great signing for Hearts according to club captain Danny Wilson, below
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HEARTS captain Danny Wilson believes Kris Boyd would thrive at Tynecastle next season if prospective owner Ann Budge can secure his signature.

The striker’s contract at Kilmarnock expires this summer and Wilson stressed that his former Rangers team-mate would add a wealth of experience to Hearts’ title tilt in the Championship.

Gers boss Ally McCoist and Jambos counterpart Gary Locke want Boyd signed for next season. McCoist is concerned that financial uncertainty at Ibrox could see him lose out on the 30-year-old, whilst Hearts must exit administration before they can sign anyone. That will not happen for several weeks yet, with Budge poised to take charge.

Boyd has scored 19 goals in 33 games for Kilmarnock this term and been shortlisted for PFA Scotland Player of the Year. He was a Hearts signing target this time last year before the club lapsed into administration. Wilson stressed he would be a coup if lured to Edinburgh.

“I am sure he would do great,” said the centre-back, who will return to the team for this weekend’s derby with Hibs after suspension. “Throughout his career he has scored 25 goals a season so, obviously, if we could bring him here that would be great. Any team in Scotland would want him. We would be lucky to have him. Whether we could get him is another thing entirely. I know the manager knows him from their time at Kilmarnock so they have a good relationship but I know he is still a Kilmarnock player.”