Newcastle Interested In Hearts’ Berra? – Probably Not

There are reports today that both Fulham and Newcastle United are among clubs interested in Heart of Midlothian captain Christophe Berra.

Christophe Berra – Hearts captain and center-back

The Hearts boss Csaba Lazslo, has already said that Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in the Scotland defender, although a move to either of those clubs next month appears unlikely, at best.

Coach Steven Frail said:

“It’s no surprise to me that a club like Hearts may have to sell players to balance the books in January. In the current financial climate, all clubs have to look at it.”

“But, if at all possible, the one player I think they should try to hang on to is Christophe. If I was still working at Hearts, he would be the player I’d try to sell last.”

“If they lose Bruno Aguiar, they will lose an inventive midfielder, but there are others waiting in the wings to slot in. The same goes for Kingston, but Berra’s situation is different.”

“There isn’t the same replacement for Christophe, so selling him could be a bigger loss than Craig Gordon was.”

Christophe Diddier Berra was born 31st January 1985 and is of French descent. He is center-back and captain of Heart of Midlothian, and Christophe is noted for his physical presence and aerial ability, and if Newcastle were interested in a center-back then it makes sense that Berra would be a potential target.

He’s played 108 times for Hearts, stands 6’1″ tall, and has represented Scotland 3 times so far.

But Joe Kinnear has said he isn’t interested in a center-back, at least in January, so we’d be surprised if this report has any truth to it.

However, come the summer, don’t be surprised if some of these names crop up as potential targets, depending on how well we fare through the end of the season, and who is the owner of the club in July., and even which division we are in.   🙁

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Richy

    Dec 12, 2008 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Hope so, hes a top player, would do well in England – hes as good as Cuellar in my opinion and Aston Villa paid big bucks for him, we could snap up Berra for £2m. Depends on our transfer kitty though – we dont need a CB especially if Cashley gives us a tenner as expected.

  • Bill F (Original)

    Dec 12, 2008 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Go to any other clubs blog and you will see the exact same players being linked with their clubs. It’s the agents touting them, stupid.

  • Ryan Peacock

    Dec 12, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #3

    its all rumours

    with been linked with a ukrainian centre back today > dymtro cygrinskiy

  • JoshNUFC91

    Dec 12, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #4

    we should buy gok wan(that puffy designer), as least we would lookgood while losing.

  • djm

    Dec 12, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #5

    sorry? do you play for the other team or something

  • JoshNUFC91

    Dec 12, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #6

    nar just trying to make light of another poor pathetic season
    sorry if i offended you gays though

  • Stardust

    Dec 12, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #7

    Sell Steven Taylor and buy in “Any Old Donkey” the team wouldnt be any worse off!

  • nightfall

    Dec 12, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #8

    we don’t need him..unless we sell taylor…for 12-15m…but that would be a big risk..not ‘cos i rate taylor…but he’s not a bad defender and if big clubs come for basso and colo we could end up with nothing…

  • Ex-pat MAG

    Dec 12, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Careful Josh you could get banned from football grounds for using homophobic comments the way things are at the moment

  • Piers

    Dec 12, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Nightfall- no way Taylor would sell from 12-15 mil, but i do agree that we should sell him and maybe pick this lad up.

  • nightfall

    Dec 12, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #11

    Piers – yes i know…but if milner was 12m, taylor must cost 12m as well


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