Bart Gajda departs

28th February 2019

Polish defender Bartlomiej Gajda has terminated his contract with Hearts.

The 19-year-old signed for the club in August 2017 from Gornik Zabrze after impressing on a trial period.

The youngster made 1 appearance in the Irn-Bru Cup in 2017 and has spent time on trial with GKS Jastrzebie in January.

He has now signed a contract with Znicz Pruszków, who play in the country’s third tier.

Meanwhile, the club can confirm the signing of 17-year-old defender Jamin Nwanze.

The youngster, known as Jay, put pen to paper this week following an impressive trial period and has signed a contract until May 2020.

He previously played part-time for St. Patrick's Athletic in Ireland and will now join John Rankin's under-18 squad at Riccarton.

Rankin said: "He has an athletic frame, excellent leadership qualities and has the ability to read the game, build from the back with the ball at his feet.

"We believe with full time coaching in the correct environment, we can develop him into an exceptional player as he has a lot of potential."