JJ wants £15m for starlet
Jim Jefferies insists Hearts will not be tempted into parting company with exciting talent David Templeton.
Last Updated: 20/12/10 11:01am
Hearts manager Jim Jefferies insists the Tynecastle club will not be tempted into parting company with exciting talent David Templeton in January.
The 21-year-old has emerged as one of the country's brightest youngsters this season and he underlined his credentials with a superb display in their recent 2-1 win at Motherwell.
Jefferies is not looking to add to his numbers when the transfer window reopens next month and does not believe he will be tempted to sell his prized asset.
In order to fend off potential interest in the former Stenhousemuir man, the club will ask for at least £15million in order to ensure they keep the talent at Tynecastle.
"We'll be talking shortly about activity in the January window but why would I want any more players when I look at what I already have on the pitch, the bench and coming back from injury?" said Jefferies.
"There may be a player who becomes available and we desperately want him but there are few positions I need to strengthen because the team is going fantastically well.
"As for losing anyone in January, well, that's a different question isn't it? David Templeton is on fire but it will take a big offer to tempt us.
"How much would I be looking for him? Nothing, just leave him here - or we'll ask for £15m!
"He's still a young player and he needs to keep his feet on the ground and it will eventually happen for him, there's no doubt about that, he's an exciting talent."