Hearts skipper joins Wolves

Hearts captain Christophe Berra signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers on transfer deadline day, the Scottish Premier League side announced.

Scotland defender Berra, who turned 24 on Saturday, joined the Midlands club for an undisclosed fee although some reports suggested he had arrived at Molineux in a deal worth £2.5 million.

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy had been keen to bring Berra to the Championship table-topppers since before the start of the season, when the Edinburgh club rejected a £1.5 million bid.

Berra made 137 appearances for Hearts, scoring five goals, and had been the 'Jambos' captain for the past 18 months.

"Christophe has been a very fine servant to Hearts and deserves this opportunity," said a club spokesperson.