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Avlonitis arrives at Hearts

30th January 2017

Hearts snap up Greek defender Anastasios Avlonitis.

Hearts have boosted their defensive options with the signing of Anastasios Avlonitis.

The Greek centre-half has penned a deal until the end of the season, subject to international clearance, joining his countryman and fellow new signing Alexandros Tziolis at Tynecastle.

The 27-year-old has six-years experience playing in the Greek top flight with Kavala, Panionios and Olympiacos.

Known as Tasos, the 6’3” defender, spent part of last season on loan at Austrian side Sturm Graz and is a former Greece U21 international.

Like his countryman Tziolis, Tasos could be involved in Wednesday night’s Ladbrokes Premiership match at home to Rangers.