Salford in talks with experienced former Wolves and Ipswich defender
League Two big spenders Salford City are in talks with experienced former Wolves and Ipswich defender Christophe Berra as reported by The Scotsman.
Berra is currently with Scottish Premiership outfit Heart of Midlothian. However, the Jam Tarts former captain is presently training with the reserves after being frozen out by new boss Daniel Stendel.
The report claims news the Scotland international is nearing the Tynecastle exit door has also alerted Scottish Championship sides Dundee and Queen of the South. However, it is unlikely the two clubs could match the financial package on offer at Salford.
Berra still has eighteen months left on his deal at Hearts after moving north from Ipswich Town in 2017. He was at Portman Road for four years and made one hundred and seventy-four league outings for the Tractor Boys.
He arrived in East Anglia from Wolves after one hundred and fifty-four outings across all competitions for the Wanderers.
Salford boss Graham Alexander is a former international teammate of Berra and is keen to tie a deal up before the end of the window, according to the report.
With eighteen months on what is probably a decent contract, Salford’s financial clout will once again come to the fore if they manage to land Berra.
The report is not clear whether it is a possible loan or permanent deal, but whichever it is, it is likely to be costly.
Berra has not exactly set the world alight at Hearts, and a fresh start is no doubt what he needs to see out the remainder of his career.
As Jason Shackell proved for Lincoln last year, experience can often make up for lack of legs in League Two, and Berra could be a decent signing for the Ammies if he’s fit.