Hearts want value for Driver
Jim Jefferies insists that prized winger Andrew Driver will not be sold for any less than Hearts' valuation.
Last Updated: 07/07/10 4:17pm
Hearts manager Jim Jefferies insists that prized winger Andrew Driver will not be sold for any less than the club's valuation.
Burnley have already seen a move for the 22-year-old starlet rejected with the Edinburgh side keen to bring in as much money as possible for the talented midfielder.
Jefferies has seen some clubs part company with key players for less than they are worth, a situation he insists the Tynecastle club are not in.
The Hearts boss has no problems allowing Driver to move on in order to further his career, however, he will not grant his departure at the club's expense.
"The club have got a value on him and, like a lot of players, you have to understand that when they are under contract," Jefferies told the club's official website.
"They (Burnley) did not offer what the club was looking for so the one good thing to come out of it is that he's here and he's a top player. We're delighted to have him.
"Some clubs in the present stage of football have to go and sell players for less than they are worth because they are struggling.
"But if we're not under such a situation, and we've got a value for the player, then we'll claim the right to redeem that money."