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‘Great servant’ Christophe Berra to leave Hearts

Berra will leave Tynecastle when his contract expires at the end of the season.

‘Great servant’ Christophe Berra to leave Hearts SNS Group

Hearts defender Christophe Berra will leave the club at the end of the season.

The 36-year-old former Scotland international’s contract expires in June.

Berra has made 263 appearances for the Tynecastle club over two spells lasting a combined 11 years.

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson said: “I’ve been fortunate enough to play alongside Christophe as well as manage him and he has been a great servant to this club.

“You don’t play more than 250 first team games without being a top player and there will be an opportunity for him to add to that number before this season is out.

“He’ll remain focused and continue to give his all as we look to get the Championship title clinched, then we can look back and appreciate all that he has done for this club.”