Libyan-bound defender Nuru Sulley is adamant Hearts will cope without him.
The 22-year-old has signed a three-year deal to join Libyan side Al Ittihad.
The Local Black Stars defender has formed an important defensive partnership with Ivorian Robin Gnagne and his departure will be a source of worry to fans of the capital-based side.
But Sulley is confident the club will survive without him.
“It’s a pity I have to leave but this is what we do for a living. At some point you must move on and that’s exactly what has happened,” he said
“Hearts is a big club and so I’m very confident they will do well without me.
“It’s also an opportunity for other players to step into my shoes and give their all for the club.
“My exit presents another chance for new and emerging talents.
Sulley has been integral part of the Hearts set-up in the past three seasons.