First Team

Djoum signs

23rd September 2015

Belgian midfielder Arnaud Djoum signs for the Jambos.

Robbie Neilson has bolstered his squad with the addition of Arnaud Djoum, who joins the club on a deal until January - subject to international clearance.

The 26-year-old Belgian midfielder has spent the last week training with the Hearts team, having been a free agent since departing Polish side Lech Poznan in the summer.

Arnaud’s previous clubs include Dutch outfit Roda JC, where he made a total of 123 appearances during a five-year spell, and more recently Turkish side Akhisar Belediyespor.

Speaking exclusively to Hearts News, Robbie 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.”