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Laszlo warns Berra not to rush away from Tynecastle

Paul Forsyth at Celtic Park
HEARTS manager Csaba Laszlo has warned some of his most valuable players that it could be a mistake to leave the club in next month's transfer window. After another impressive performance by several of his youngsters in yesterday's draw at Celtic Park, the Hungarian revealed that he has been talking to many of them about their future.
"I tell them, you must listen to me. I have a lot of good and bad experience of football, a lot of experience with young players. You must know 100% which moment to move, especially when you are young. If you have to move, you must play in your new t eam. If you have a break in your career, it is hard to come up again."

As speculation mounts that Hearts' financial difficulties will force them to sell, Laszlo admitted he had spoken to Christophe Berra who has been linked with Fulham, Wolves and, in some quarters, Chelsea and Manchester United.

"Berra is a fantastic guy but I talked to him and told him that it is very important to know which moment to move. Believe me, the Scotland manager doesn't want a player from a reserve team."

If there were, as Laszlo suggested, a number of scouts watching Hearts again yesterday, they would have liked what they saw of both Berra and Andy Driver, another said to be attracting interest from south of the Border.

"That's all up to Hearts," said the winger who has been the subject of two bids from Burnley and is still interesting their manager, Owen Coyle. "I signed a new contract in the summer. I am happy in Edinburgh. All my family are here. I personally don't want to move. I don't think I will be going anywhere."

While the cynics suggested it might not be his decision, Laszlo insisted that all this uncertainty was to be welcomed, not least because it meant his team were performing well. He said that there was no need to leave Hearts when they have demonstrated their ability to compete with the Old Firm. He, for one, is enjoying himself far too much to be even contemplating a future elsewhere. "I would like to stay here for the rest of my life," he said.

Taken from the Scotsman

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