Date: 2nd December 2015 at 5:58pm
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Arnaud Djoum has followed in the footsteps of Igor Rossi by committing his future to Hearts.

Like Rossi, who signed his extended deal on Tuesday, Djoum has extended his contract with the Jambos until the summer of 2017 – so an 18-month extension to his deal, which would have expired in January, has been agreed.

Djoum has been in fine form for Hearts since his arrival as a free agent in September with this form attracting (reported) attention from other clubs but his Tynecastle future has now been secured, which Robbie Neilson had always said he was confident about.

In fairness to the 26-year-old he always said he wanted to stay too!

Having penned his new deal he told the Official Website it was ‘easy’ to sign the deal because he ‘feels very well here.’

‘Everybody is nice to me, the fans here are amazing so it was very easy to sign here. That’s why I’m very happy and proud to be part of the Jambos.

‘I was really surprised by how quickly I was able to settle in as everything went so fast. That’s why I’m happy because it went in a good way and that’s why I’m very happy to be here and sign a longer contract and be in this good club.’

He’s managed to score three-goals so far with him keen on adding more.

Djoum also said.

‘When I was in Holland I scored goals as well. Last year, because it was a difficult year for me, I didn’t score. Here I can score goals. Three goals so fast?I don’t know if that’s ever happened to me. I will try to keep it like this.

‘It’s important to score goals and you can see the reaction from the fans, they are very happy when you score goals. I think they have a song and everything!’

Great news!

Hearts have also confirmed Martin Jesper has been appointed to the Management Executive Team as the Head of Strategic Developments.

Previously he was Chief Executive at Darlington, where he helped them become a 100% fan owned club, but steps down after three-years with him now charged with ‘assisting the running of the club and planning its future strategy for growth.’

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