Former Heart Of Midlothian Player Henry Smith Voices Warning Over Bidders For Club
Former Scottish Premier League side Heart of Midlothian player Henry Smith "insisted the Jambos risk being lumbered with the next Craig Whyte if they fail to treat bids for the club with suspicion," according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Six parties "are interested in taking control at Tynecastle and there has been talk of American bids and a Scandinavian consortium," it has been rumored. Smith claims these groups "must prove they have the funds to rescue Hearts." Smith also insisted that the club "can’t afford to let another dreamer like Vladimir Romanov take the reins." Smith said, "If there are five or six groups putting bids in now then I hope they will be looked at deeply -- not like Romanov, who came in and everybody said, ‘Oh yes, he has cash, let’s have him.’ We need to look at every one of these groups down to the bones. If they have cash, show us the figures" (DAILY RECORD, 6/17).