First Team

Choulay signs on loan

28th January 2017

Hearts take Stoke City and ex-Barcelona winger Moha El Ouriachi Choulay on loan until end of the season.

Hearts have signed Moha El Ouriachi Choulay on loan from Stoke City.

The 21-year-old winger, known as Choulay, has penned a deal until the end of the season at Tynecastle and could be in the squad for tomorrow’s Ladbrokes Premiership match away to Celtic.

Capped at U23 level for Morocco, the midfielder began his career at Espanyol before moving to Barcelona, where he won the UEFA Youth League in 2013/14.

He joined Stoke City in July 2015, playing predominantly with the club’s U23 side, though he made the bench in two of the Potters’ Premier League games last season.

A loan spell at League One outfit Shrewsbury Town followed in August of last year, where he made six appearances before returning to his parent club in November.