Gordon urges Hearts to spend his £9M fee on signings

The ex-Hearts captain trained with Sunderland today and admitted to being "partly" relieved to have left Tynecastle.

Asked if Vladimir Romanov is the man to take Hearts forward, he said: "He can be. He has a lot of money and a fair bit of money coming in. If they can use that to strengthen their squad I don't see why not.

"They are still capable of qualifying for Europe, which will be a successful year."

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