Date: 26th June 2007 at 8:04pm
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Hearts midfielder Larry Kingston reportedly turned down offers from English Premiership clubs Newcastle and Bolton to remain at Tynecastle.

The Ghanaian international agreed a permanent three-year contract with Hearts earlier in the month, but before this happened he’d been linked with a number of moves away from the club. In fact, so much so that many fans feared the worst that he’d not be back for the new season.

However Kingston apparently told Talk107 that he turned down offers from both Newcastle and Bolton to stay with Hearts.

I can only assume that this was because he wouldn’t be guaranteed first-team football at either of the English clubs, which probably would be the case as he’s not really established himself yet fully in the Scottish league. Once he does this (hopefully next season) there is every possibility that Larry could end up in the Premiership by next year at this time, as there is no doubt that he has the talent. It’s just a case of whether or not he can maximise his talents and produce the all-round workrate that a player at that level requires.

In the meantime I’m sure we’re all delighted that Kingston remains a Jambo for now. He produced many of the few highlights we had last season and it’s always a pleasure to know that your team has at least one player who is worth watching. He was definitely is when he’s in the mood.


One Reply to “Kingston Turned Down Premiership”

  • I think he is genuine class, of the kind we don’t see the SPL too often these days. It’s brilliant that he’s choosing to stay, for hopefully more than one year – but I admit, it’s doubtful we can keep him for longer.

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