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Perry Kitchen Moves to Hearts FC!

Robbie Neilson delighted to sign the United States international


The 24-year-old midfielder has joined the Jambos, subject to international clearance, after leaving DC United. Leaving the MLS team at the close of their season in November, the three-times capped player has entered into a two-and-a-half year agreement with Hearts, much to the delight of head coach Neilson.


“I’m really happy that we’ve managed to get Perry signed up,” he said when speaking to Hearts News. “Everyone’s worked really hard to get this deal over the line, so I’m pleased that he’s now officially a Hearts player.


“Perry’s a great talent and one I’m looking forward to working with. He’s got a wealth of experience over in the MLS but he wants to test himself in Europe, and I’m delighted that he’s chosen Hearts as the place to further develop himself.


“He’s a winner and will show real drive and determination in the middle of the park. We want to provide a platform for him to perform, and I know he will also help our younger players to progress as well.”


Kitchen has also conveyed his happiness at joining the team. “I’m very impressed, he began when speaking to HeartsTV. “The training facility, and with the new improvements as well, is going to be top class. Edinburgh as a city is beautiful, with the castle, the city, Princes Street, it’s what you want out of a city.


“I think this is a great place to be, a great place to start, for sure. I’m excited to get going.”