New Hearts signing David Obua has revealed he rejected an offer from West Ham United to move to Tynecastle.

"It is always the manager's influence which has a bearing on a player and I have worked with (Laszlo) Csaba for the past two years with Uganda," said Obua. "He is the person who has really made me who I am today. West Ham United and Chievo were interested in signing me, but Csaba is the reason I decided to come to Hearts."