Date: 23rd September 2015 at 10:53am
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It’s a done deal, Hearts have confirmed on the Official Website that Arnaud Djoum has signed a short-term deal with the club.

Hearts still need ‘international clearance’, which could prevent him from making his debut against Kilmarnock tonight, but the arrival of Djoum until January has been announced after his successful trial.

Robbie Neilson was hopeful of his arrival, in fact earlier this week he was confident enough this would be agreed as he was impressed by him and got the impression Djoum by us, and now we know the 26-year-old midfielder has signed.

He will now be looking to earn an extended deal, beyond January, with Hearts and this is something Neilson’s not ruling out at all.

First and foremost the Head Coach wanted to ‘get him in the door’ with the experienced Belgian midfielder, who has played in his homeland, Holland, Turkey and most recently Poland with Lech Poznan until the summer, challenged to earn a longer deal in Scotland by Neilson, who said.

‘I’m pleased to get Arnaud in. He’s came in and he’s a good player with a good pedigree. He fitted in well with the group and he’ll be a great asset to us.

‘He’s on a deal until January so we can take a look at him and then see about extending it further, but I’m pleased to get him in the door.

‘He’s got power. He’s a good football player. He played in Belgium, Holland, Turkey and the top team in the top league in Poland so he’s got great experience. He’s got a lot of drive in midfield and energy, which is something that we need.’

Welcome to Tynecastle Arnaud.

It’ll be interesting to see what he brings to the squad and indeed the starting XI, which obviously will be something different to what Hearts currently have or he wouldn’t have been signed!


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