KENYA BROWN - Friday, May 26, 2017
It appears that American midfielder Perry Kitchen will be leaving Scottish Premier League team Hearts as he has been informed that he will not get much playing time next season.
According to reports in Scotland, Kitchen was informed of the news as the team has brought back Christophe Berra, who has been appointed the new captain.
The Indiana native was signed by the Edinburgh-based team in March 2016 and was appointed captain months later by Hearts' previous coach Robbie Neilson. He was a regular in the starting lineup as the team made a push for the top three in the first half of the 2016-2017 season. However, things would change in December when Neilson left the team and was replaced by
At the start of the new year, Kitchen found himself spending more time on the bench, playing sporadically and then losing his captaincy in the process. Hearts were on a horrible run in the second half of the season and wound up finishing in fifth place in the standings.
While there has been some interest from teams in the United States to sign Kitchen, it seems that he is intent on remaining in Europe.