French Midfielder Bastien Héry today finalised a transfer deal with Northern Irish team Linfield FC. The talented player, who started his career at Paris Saint-Germain II, had a great run at previous club Waterford, cementing his place as fan favourite with some choice goals.
Having played in teams including Accrington Stanley, Rochdale FC, Sheffield Wednesday and Limerick FC, the now 27-year-old player landed in Waterford in February 2018.
Whilst playing with Waterford FC, Héry secured accolades including 2018 Senior Player of the Year as well as 2018 Goal of the Season for his strike in the 2–0 February win against St. Patrick’s Athletic. Héry was also named on the PFAI Team of the Year 2018.
In a statement shared by Waterford FC Héry said, “”I’ve loved being part of the Waterford FC for the past 18 months. It’s been a great experience and a huge part of my career to play the team and I won’t forget it. The club, the fans and the town have made me feel so welcome from day one. Being so far from home I can never thank you all enough.
“I want to thank the manager, the coaches, the players and the brilliant fans who have been so good to me since I arrived. They’ve followed the club around the country to support us and I’m very grateful for that.
“Whilst I’m moving on to the next challenge, I’ll miss Waterford and the amazing sense of community. Linfield is something different for me and playing in the Champions League is an exciting opportunity. I can’t wait to get stuck in and give it my all.”